Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 27th, 2018

Football: Football Perspective explains Why Field Goals Are Less Valuable Than They Used To Be. Football Outsiders’ Week 12 DVOA Ratings. Football Perspective shows How to Calculate Drive Success Rate.

College Football: Football Study Hall looks to answer the age-old question Is Icing the Kicker Really a Thing? Bill Connelly’s Week 13 Five Factors box scores. Football Perspective’s Week Thirteen (2018) College Football SRS Ratings: Final Regular Season Ratings. Football Outsiders’ FEI Week 12 Ratings and Possession Margins. Massey-Peabody Projects the College Football Playoff field and Championship Week outcomes. FiveThirtyEight: What Happens If Alabama Loses? What If Every Favorite Wins? We Have Answers.

Baseball: FiveThirtyEight writes that Good MLB Teams Oppose Income Inequality. The Hardball Times on Why Sliders Are So Hard to Hit. Beyond the Box Score has a piece on Learning disabilities and player development: understanding obstacles to coaching. Bill James looks at The Rookies of 2018. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: Run Values by (a) Attack Zone (b) Swing/Take (c) Plate Count (d) Pitch Type. Beyond the Box Score Uses projections to help find Rule 5 standouts. Tom Tango’s Stacast Lab: The Good, The Bad, and The Relevant of Outfield Fielding.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus looks at What’s driving the Celtics regression. Justin Jacobs analyzes Current Shooting Trends in the NBA.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs shows you How to Get Started in Hockey Analytics.

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis examines the Game of Throw-ins. StatsBomb Introduces the Schedule-Adjusted League Table. American Soccer Analysis asks You Down with t-SNE?

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR’s Distance Traveled on Balls in Play: A Comparison of Two Seasons.

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