Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – December 25th, 2018
Football: NFL Operations announces the inaugural NFL Big Data Bowl is here. The Ringer’s Kevin Clark says The NFL’s Analytics Revolution Has Arrived. Benjamin Robinson with the first release of his 2018 NFL Draft Consensus and Performance Tracker. Josh Hermsmeyer writes about home field advantage and investigated the Lombardi hypothesis and found no evidence to support it. Football Perspective writes that The Chiefs Will Finish 2-4 Against Playoff Teams: Does That Matter? Football Perspective says The Lamar Jackson Ravens Have A Throwback – But Effective – Offense.
College Football: Football Study Hall finds In college football, size matters.
Baseball: FanGraphs identifies The Least Consequential Pitch of 2018. Beyond the Box Score’s Devan Fink Projects the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame vote and The methodology behind them. Tom Tango’s post on Statcast Similarity Scores. The Sports Information Solutions blog’s Stat of the Week: Year-end MLB Awards Part II. Steven Goldleaf examines whether lefties have advantages in fielding first base.
Basketball: Justin Jacobs publishes Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus Part III: What Had Really Happened Was… Nylon Calculus tries to find What stats best correlates to fan attendance. FiveThirtyEight says Nearly Every Team Is Playing Like The Rockets. And That’s Hurting The Rockets. Nylon Calculus on The NBA’s White Elephants. LucidBall releases of the BoxScoreBandit to visualize box score statistics trends for any NBA player, download graphs, and share visualizations.
College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s latest.
Hockey: Hockey Graphs finds Some People Were Wrong on Twitter.
Soccer: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Closer Look At Finishing Ability Part 1: Who Are The Best and Worst Finishers In Europe? StatsBomb says Hugo Lloris Is Still Very Good. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on The Most Predictable and Unpredictable xG Based Results In European Football.
Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s analysis of The Vanishing 300 Batting Average.