Basketball Analytics Starting Point

This is a review of the basketball analytics research by Justin Kubatko, Dean Oliver, Kevin Pelton, and Dan T. Rosenbaum Within standard basketball statistics there are a variety of basic variables used. Understanding these variables helps everyone, the knowledgeable and the amateur, better understand the meaning behind the statistics. The first variable is possession. In…

Sports Analytic Methods – Comparing Between-Team and Within-Team Variation

Variation can be determined using different sources of data.  Three typical sources that are often compared are overall variation, between-team variation and within-team variation. You can use all three types of variation when analyzing points scored in the National Football League.  Overall variation is determined using all of the points scored by all of the…