Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 11, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight asks Are The Falcons Going To Screw This Up Again? FiveThirtyEight also wonders Is It Freak-Out Time For The Panthers And Cardinals?

College Football: Football Study Hall says College football teams are volatile as hell. Why don’t we incorporate that into our picks? Football Study Hall  Takes a look at goal-to-go situations in college football.

Baseball: Bill James Reflects on the Use of Wins and Losses in an Analytical System. SI.com offers a Look back at his Bill James’ 1970s Sporting News letters. FanGraphs on The October of the Dinger-First Offense. The Hardball Times says Major Leaguers’ Tommy John Surgeries Trending Down. Tom Tango Statcast Lab: WOWY, RF, Cubs, Giants. FiveThirtyEight says Buck Showalter Waited Too Long For A Lead That Never Came. FanGraphs on The Craziest Part of Showalter’s Crazy Decision. Meanwhile, FanGraphs says Terry Francona Knew When to Ignore the Leverage Index. Baseball Prospectus with Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the 2016 Season.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus looks at whether a player ever left a game for six offensive fouls. Nylon Calculus details Stephen Curry’s shot chart (r)evolution.  Nylon Calculus with The DRAY: Assessing Defensive Versatility in the NBA.

Soccer: StatsBomb Statistically Scouting the Bundesliga’s Buildup. American Soccer Analysis says MLS Goal Scoring Increases in the 2nd Half of Games (a Lot) – Why?

Hockey: Hockey Graphs on Just How Important is Quality of Competition? Very. Also, not much. It’s All Relative.. Corsica offers A Brief Introduction to K. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective points out that The NHL Preseason Offers Very Little Predictive Power.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR looks at The Blue Jays and Swing and Hit on the First Pitch.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: Central College hosts he Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

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