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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – November 29th, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight says Forget Repeating As Champs, The Broncos Might Not Make The Playoffs. Football Outsiders looks at whether the Lions Are Just Lucky. Princeton Sports Analytics opines on Who Is the Best Team in the NFL.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight writes that Alabama Is Oh-So-Close To Being The Best Team In History.

Baseball: FanGraphs on The Ongoing Rise of the Pitch-Framing Floor. The Baseball Prospectus Reviews Rapsodo. FanGraphs Compares the Best and Worst Pitcher Zones. FanGraphs with an article on The Changing Look of the Average Outfielder.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on Who’s had the best single-game performance thus far. FiveThirtyEight asks Why Can’t The Timberwolves Finish Games? Nylon Calculus looks at Shooting and shot-creation, what’s more valuable?. Nylon Calculus on Drivers, shooters, and the players who can do both.

College Basketball: Ken Pomeroy’s annual shooting-is-better-than-ever post.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs Behind the Numbers: Scoring first and conditional probability. Bloomberg article on Russian Startup Selling Moneyball System to New York Islanders.

Soccer: StatsBomb Team Comparisons: Good (and Bad) in the Premier League.

Your Moment of R: The Hardball Times Research Notebook: Acquiring NCAA Baseball Stats with R. BaseballWithR with code to find out Where Were the American MLB Players Born. NYC Data Science Academy blog with code to perform exploratory data analysis (EDA) for college football.

Conferences: Hockey Graphs and Vancouver Canucks Co-Host Vancouver Hockey Analytics Conference 2017 on March 11, 2017.

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