If you believe in the power of predictive analytics and statistics, then the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to win the World Series.
According to the folks that make WebFocus predictive analytics software as Information Builders Inc. (IBI), the Dodgers should defeat the Los Angeles Angels in an all Southern California match-up of the Fall Classic.
IBI says it crunched the past 40 years of playoff statistics to come up with its conclusion, which states that, in order, the most likely winner of the World Series is either the Dodgers, Angels or New York Yankees. The Philadelphia Phillies were a distant fifth in terms of probability in the results that were run just prior to the beginning of this year's playoffs.
For diehard Yankees fans, the news appears grim. In no scenario that IBI ran did it seem likely that the Yankees would come out on top over either the Angels or the Dodgers.
IBI also manages statswizard.com, an online portal that allowed Fantasy Baseball enthusiasts to sort, calculate, filter and visualize baseball statistics.