Sports Analytics – Point Distributions and Expected Points

This article focuses on sports analytics point distributions and expected points. One probability distribution that is especially useful in sports statistics is the distribution of the points scored. This distribution analyzes the probability of scoring points in any given situation. In a football game, a team could be on second down at their opponent’s ten-yard…

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Sports Analytics – Decision Making Models

This is a review of the thesis written by Jonathan Mills regarding sports analytics decision making in the national basketball association. For years, coaches in the NBA have used basic statistics and experience to evaluate teams and players.  More advanced analytics continue to become more readily available.  The trick is deciphering what these statistics mean…

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Sports Analytics Maturity Model

How Mature is Your Sports Analytics Program? “If you aren’t ahead of the sports analytics game… you’re falling behind.” With sports data increasing at a staggering pace, teams looking for a competitive advantage are realizing the benefits that business intelligence (BI), data discovery, and advanced analytics provide. Whether your team has evolved its analytics strategies…

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