Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 1, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight on What An 0-7 Start Tells You About An NFL Coach. FiveThirtyEight says There Are No Great NFL Teams This Year. FiveThirtyEight reports that With Brady Back, The Pats Are Playing Some Of Their Best Football Ever.

College Football: Football Outsiders on whether momentum exists in college football.

Baseball: FanGraphs on The Cubs’ Continuing Curveball Crisis. FiveThirtyEight says The Cubs’ Comeback Only Gets Harder From Here. FiveThirtyEight writes that Baseball’s Biggest Games Are Taking Forever. The Hardball Times Scouting the Scouting Directors, Part 1.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight writes about The Chris Paul Conundrum. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective says The Distribution of NBA Title Odds Would Be World’s Most Unequal Economy.

Soccer: StatsBomb looks at Ten Weeks In The Premier League. FiveThirtyEight on How One Man’s Bad Math Helped Ruin Decades Of English Soccer.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs Introduces the 2016 – 2017 Forechecking Project. Corsica with Hockey and Euclid: Predicting AAV With K-Nearest Neighbours. Hockey Graphs on Extras, Blending and Seasonal Adjustment and Testing and Final Remarks.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR looks at World Series Games 3 & 4 — Swing and Miss data.

Submissions: Presentation abstracts for 2017 SABRanalytics in Phoenix due by November 14th.

Conferences: Central College hosts he Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th. Hockey Graphs and Vancouver Canucks Co-Host Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017.

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