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Will FICO® Scores Determine the Super Bowl?

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FICO Scores Super Bowl

Super Bowl fever is starting to build as Super Bowl Sunday approaches. As part of the lead-up to the game, there is a great deal of speculation and analysis (and non-stop media coverage!) on which team will take the title — the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots.

Of course, people are studying stats with obvious relevance to a victory: team performance during the season, comparison of team member “big game” experience and physical strengths/weaknesses, injuries, projected game-day weather conditions, etc. Other much less intuitive data points include the conference in which the team resides, distance travel to Super Bowl host city location, the intensity of the fan base, team colors, local food specialties, even team mascot.

But what about FICO® Scores? Could they offer clues to the final score that determines next Sunday’s winner?

For fun, we analyzed and compared several credit attributes for populations in the greater Atlanta and Boston metropolitan areas on a recent random sample of credit bureau data.

FICO Scores Super Bowl

So what does this data show? On average:

In the unlikely event that the credit behaviors of a team’s hometown residents have any impact on the outcome of the game, one would be wise to bet on New England winning. However, I wouldn’t head to Las Vegas based on that logic!

Several things you can bet on regardless of the team you are rooting for:

Not a fan of either team?  To quote my wife when asked who she thinks will win: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn …. I’m only interested in the commercials!”

This post originally appeared on the myFICO Blog.

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