Prior to the College Tournament, I introduced a model for predicting a player’s chances of qualifying as a wild card for the semifinals if they did not win a game. This model took the combinatorics…
How to bet in Final Jeopardy
Andy Saunders uses past data and combinatorics to expand upon the work of Keith Williams to predict wild card chances for the 2017 College Championship.
Often, you’ll see a trailing player in Final Jeopardy! bet to take the lead by $1, seemingly forcing the leader to get Final Jeopardy! correct and make a wager in order to win the game….
In an ongoing series of articles about Jeopardy! strategy, this article speaks of the future value of a win on the show.