Sports Analytics Models – Weighted Least Squares Regression for Adjusted Plus Minus Rating

This is a review of the Weighted Least Squares Regression Model research with NHL data conducted by Brian Macdonald. NBA analysts and teams use the adjusted plus-minus (APM) stat to determine players’ contributions to the offense and defense.  One strength of the APM is that each player’s score is not dependent on his teammates’ scores…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Expected Rewards Technique Used In Fantasy Sports

This is a review of the expected rewards in fantasy sports research conducted by Martin B. Haugh and Raghav Singal Daily Fantasy Sports is an ever-growing industry with millions of users participating each year.  DFS covers a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf.  Each competitor puts together a fantasy team…

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