Sports Analytics Methods – Regression and Classification in Basketball

It’s a great day in sports analytics! Today we’ll discuss regression and classification and how they are applied in basketball. Game-related statistics that discriminate between winning and losing teams have received plenty of research attention within performance analysis in basketball. Regression and classification has identified consistent key indicators (i.e.. successful 2-point shots, defensive rebounds and…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Machine Learning Analysis

Welcome to another discussion on sports analytics! Today, I will discuss a topic that we’ve touched up on before… machine learning analysis. Machine Learning Analysis can be applied in sports analytics to improve team sporting performance and winning opportunities. DEFINITION Machine-learning analysis for sports analytics involves the use of a data-programmed machine to make analysis. The machines…

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Sports Analytics Methods – SportsVu Coaching Assistance Models

It’s a great day in sports analytics. Today I’m going to briefly discuss coaching assistance models, a sports analytics method that aids coaches and analysts in determining the best course of action for a team… a model that works especially well in basketball. The coaching assistance model involves the use of ball screens (commonly known…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Experiments, Events, Probabilities and Odds

It’s another wonderful day in sports analytics! Today, we will briefly discuss the theory of probability as an approach to sports analytics. An understanding of the theory of probability is important to properly apply it in the field of sports. Coaches and analysts employ probability as a tool to determine what aspect of their team…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Frequency Distribution Techniques

The use of data in sports analytics is becoming more and more popular as new methods are discovered each day. Today, we will discuss the application of frequency distribution in sport analytics. In frequency distribution techniques, coaches and analysts employ the use of a frequency table to organize data. This table provides information such as…

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