The K Zone

October 25, 2012

Math professor sees Giants winning now

The K Zone

Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

The Tigers didn’t do themselves any favors by dropping game one of the World Series on Wednesday night.

According to one math professor, the Giants’ 8-3 win tipped the advantage for winning the World Series to San Francisco.

Before the World Series started, Bruce Bukiet, a math professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, predicted the Tigers would take the title.

“The Detroit Tigers have a solid advantage over the San Francisco Giants,” Bukiet said Tuesday in a news release. “The Tigers, who surprisingly swept the New York Yankees in four straight games in the American League Championship Series to reach the World Series, have a 58 percent chance of beating the Giants in the best-of-seven series.”

After Wednesday’s game, Bukiet updated his numbers and now San Francisco is in line to win the trophy. You can follow his projections here: http://m.njit.edu/~bukiet/baseball/baseball.html

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com

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