Written by: John McCool (Desertrose28) Quick Takeaways Melo Trimble and Dennis Smith Jr. are the highest rated draft prospects, based on the model. The number of steals and free throw attempts per game in college are predictive of future NBA success. The model tends to value guards and small forwards over power forwards and centers.… Read More 2017 NBA Draft Forecast
Written By: John McCool (Desertrose28) Tennis is a young man’s game requiring a combination of endurance and short bursts of energy sustained over several hours. Point after point, tennis players face the daunting task of moving from the baseline to the front of the net in between returning 100 miles plus serves and hitting perfectly… Read More Younger Tennis Players Fair Better in Longer Matches
Written by: John McCool (@desertrose28) The NBA game is undergoing a major overhaul on the offensive side of the ball. Many teams are shooting more threes and generating more shots around rim while playing at a faster pace. In an effort to improve their offensive versatility, centers are also shooting more from beyond the… Read More The Rise of the Stretch Center
Written by: John McCool (@Desertrose28) This year’s draft features an exciting crop of prospects including Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson, and Malik Monk. Despite the deep draft class, teams picking in the lottery are still at the mercy of player flops and the injury bug that derails the careers of many promising young players. We will… Read More Predicting the NBA Draft
Written By: Jason Baik On April 4th, 2017, the American Statistical Association held a Spring Banquet in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. There was a 20-minute keynote panel of statistics in sports consisting of Bill Benter, Dan Fox, and Peter Carr. Here is a brief biography of the panelists and a summary of their presentations:… Read More ASA Spring Banquet Keynote Panel: Statistics in Sports
Written by: Yusuf Mehkri In correspondence with Sam Ventura’s class: 36-144 – Winning with Statistics in Sports At the start of every NFL game, the team that wins the coin toss has the ability to decide which half they want to start the ball with. Some coaches decide to start the game with the ball,… Read More Does Starting the Half with the Football Correlate to More Points on the Board?
Analyzing the accuracy of Matthew Berry’s weekly fantasy football “Love/Hate” list for the 2016/2017 NFL season Written By: Aedan Marty (@FirstAedKit) Overview During the 2015/2016 NFL season, an estimated 74.7 million Americans spent $4.6 billion playing fantasy football , with both of those figures expected to grow in the coming years as fantasy sports continues… Read More How Talented is the Talented Mr. Roto?