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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Sports Analytics Methods – Shot Chart Analysis with NBA Hotspots and ESPN Shot Charts

Today in Sports analytics, we shall be looking at a very important technique that has proved to be an effective tool for improving team sporting performance –  Shot Chart Analysis. This analytic method is commonly used in the game of basketball, a game involving 10 players. The shot chart analysis method can be used to determine…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Machine Learning

Sports analytics machine learning, as the name suggests, uses a machine to learn without the need for human programming or intervention. Algorithms analyze large data sets for meaningful patterns from which future events can be predicted or classified. Its advantage over traditional statistical methods is the ability to detect patterns which are apparently random, as…

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Sports Analytics Methods and Processes

In this sports analytics methods blog, Victor Holman provides the latest strategies to help coaches, analysts and management improve the IQ, team dynamics & execution of their players. Learn about sports analytics methodologies, best practices and latest trends as Victor brings real life examples with today’s teams. Victor Holman is a business performance expert, management…

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Sports Analytics Methods – Data Visualization

Sports data visualization, like other sports analytics methods involves the use of data and advanced statistics to measure team performance and gain a competitive sports advantage. Sports data visualization is a visual communication that presents data in graphical and pictorial form. With data visualization, large data and records can be quickly and conveniently analyzed without…

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