The 2017 NFL season officially kicks off this thursday. What better way to start the season than with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, the 2016 AFC West champs. The Thursday night game features teams that haven’t met since the Patriots topped the Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs in January 2016.
Another intriguing matchup features the New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. In 2016 the Giants won both of their matchups — 20-19 and 10-7. The Cowboys (13-3) finished first in the NFC East in 2016 with the Giants (11-5) right behind them.
If you’re betting with friends, are in a pick’em league, or are just curious, the prediction experts at Bing have run the numbers and have determined the likely outcomes for each of the 15 games planned from Thursday through Monday.
Bing’s NFL predictions use team and player statistics and web activity to build a statistical model that takes into account historical data and real-time information (like injuries, suspensions, and line-up changes). Finally, social sentiment adds a unique wisdom-of-the-crowd factor to the model. Learn more about Bing Predicts.