Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 28th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective points out The Chargers Lead The AFC In ANY/A Differential.

College Football: Massey and Peabody write Alabama needs help, but probably will get it. Football Study Hall’s Week 13 Five Factors box scores.

Baseball: FanGraphs contemplates Which Teams Most Need the Next Win? Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: The Lost Art of RBI Guys. Tom Tango answers Why are strikeouts not costlier than other batting outs?  FanGraphs makes A Crucial Point With Regard to the Pitch Clock.  Beyond the Box Score on Mookie Betts and the problems(?) of patience. Bill James details The Living Hall of Fame. The Hardball Times writes There is No Juiced Ball, No Steroid Era.

Basketball: Justin Jacobs posts a tutorial on Offensive and Defensive Ratings. Nylon Calculus piece on Statistical impacts of moving up positions. NBA Math’s Hall of Fame Probabilities for Active NBA Players on the Bubble. Steven Shea ponders What if your team had Houston’s shot selection? Tom Tango asks How many games do you need to forecast future games in the NBA? Andrew Johnson writes Winning in the NBA Might Be a Skill.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger’s Heat Check posts Arizona’s Slow Start Is Alarming, But Not That Uncommon.

Soccer: StatsBomb with Some Notes on Passing – Another Way Lionel Messi is Completely Ridiculous. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective analyzes Home Advantage in Shared Stadiums.

Hockey: New on Hockeyviz.com: Individual Spray Maps.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR  with a tutorial on Text Mining “Pitching in a Pinch”.

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