Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – February 14th, 2017

Football: Brian Burke uses Neural Networks to Predict NFL HOF Chances for QB/RB. FiveThirtyEight asks Brady vs. Belichick: Who’s To Blame For The Patriots’ Insufferable Success? The Big Lead writes that the Win Probability for NFL Games Needs to Be Re-Assessed, Risks Being Marginalized.

College Football: Football Study wonders if Big 12 defenses are underrated.

Baseball: FanGraphs lists The Pitchers Hurt Most by a Higher Strike Zone. Baseball Prospectus publishes The Minor League Milestone Chart. FanGraphs on Finding the Next Great Defensive Turnaround. The Hardball Times conducts A Symphony of Pitches in Four Movements.

General College: Vocativ piece on Dawn of the Data: Analytics Invade College Sports.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on whether shooting fouls increase the value of mid-range shots. FiveThirtyEight’s weekly Four-Point Play. Nylon Calculus looks to Understand offense-defense tradeoffs at each position. FiveThirtyEight says Russell Westbrook Should Be Mad At Kevin Durant. Nylon Calculus Tracks the imbalance between conferences.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy has A mature discussion about Maryland.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs says There’s No Secret to Protecting a Lead. FiveThirtyEight believes The Red Wings’ Empire Is Crumbling.

Soccer: StatsBomb’s Wisdom of Crowds: a census of EPL forecasts after gameweek 24. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective examines whether Finishes By Rivals In English Soccer Are Correlated. StatsBomb Additional Time: Spain’s Missing Minutes and Other Findings.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR uses R to Measure Situational Hitting. FanGraphs with Basic Machine Learning With R (Part 1).

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