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Reviewing the statistics behind the potential success of Wisconsin sports teams

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again when football season is nearing the end and basketball season is heating up. Wisconsinites have several teams putting fans on the edge of their seats, but what are the odds that they go all the way?

After Sunday’s Packers’ game, and pending the outcomes of a few other games, the Packers have a 98 percent chance at making the playoffs, a 91 percent chance at winning the division, and a five percent chance at winning the Super Bowl, according to analytics website, FiveThirty Eight.

Wisconsinites remain optimistic and say it’s a great time to be a sports fan in the state.

Whether it’s football, basketball, baseball or college sports, Wisconsin is on top and fans are making sure to soak in the moment.

“We’re kicking butt right now in sports ain’t we?” Milwaukee resident, Brandon said.

“I think it’s good for the city. You’ve got three mvps between Rodgers, Giannis and Yelich all playing at the same time,” New Berlin resident, Matt Smits added.

On Sunday it was all about the Packers, and diehards were out cheering on Green Bay at Mecca Sports Bar.

“I’m happy, you know it’s been awhile since the Packers have been doing well,” Brandon said.

They were filled with excitement.

“It’s hard to believe that we’d be not only talking about the playoff, but hopefully talking about the super bowl with a first year coach. I mean who would have thought,” Franklin resident, Kathy Powers said.

“With Aaron Rodgers anything is possible. He’s the man. He can make it happen,” Waukesha resident, Valley Rasuli added.

Come Monday, the Bucks are looking for their 19th straight win.

“It’s so enjoyable I mean I’ve been a Bucks fan for a long time you know over 20 years and to see this it’s like, been some hard times as a Bucks fan,” Brandon said.

Then there’s the Badgers, who are getting ready to play in the Rose Bowl.

“We have our Rose Bowl tickets so we’re heading to Pasadena,” Powers said.

Fingers crossed that 2020 will be one memorable year for Wisconsin sports.

According to FiveThirtyEight, right now the Bucks have a 99 percent chance at making the playoffs and a 20 percent chance at winning the championship.