Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 17th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective’s Completion Percentage and Passing First Down Percentage, Part III. FiveThirtyEight labels Kelvin Benjamin As The NFL’s Clutchest Receiver.

College Football: Football Study Hall’s Week 7 Five Factors box scores. SBNation.com Explains S&P+, college football’s deepest advanced analytics system.

Baseball: FanGraphs says The Playoff Strike Zone’s Always a Little Bit Bigger. John Dewan with Who are the 2017 Fielding Bible Award/Gold Glove Contenders? (Part I). FanGraphs writes The Yankees Have Shown Us the Future. The Hardball Times Uses a Wall Street Technique on Baseball Salaries. Beyond the Box Score finds Consistency in pitching is overrated. FiveThirtyEight notes that Even The Indians Can’t Escape Baseball’s Postseason Buzz Saw. Baseball Prospectus’ Flu-Like Symptoms: The Season in Inequality .

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Investigates the rise and effectiveness of small ball. Nylon Calculus’ Dissects lost ball turnovers per 100 dribbles. The 94 Feet Report’s 2017-18 NBA Betting Guide: Everything You Need to Dominate Vegas. Nylon Calculus Calculates penalty time for players. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective writes that In The MJ vs Lebron Debate, The Strength Of The Eastern Conference Is A Serious Talking Point. The 94 Feet Report’s Introduction to Four Factors Rating. FiveThirtyEight’s  2017-18 NBA Predictions and Why The Warriors And Cavs Are Still Big Favorites. Nylon Calculus looks at Which players would be the costliest injuries.

College Basketball: Eli Boettger from Heat Check looks at whether N.I.T. Momentum Is Real. Kevin Whitaker at NYCBuckets.com analyzes The Long Arc of Home-Court Advantage.

Hockey: Puck++ asks How certain do you need to be on an offside challenge?

Soccer: American Soccer Analysis piece on Kaka, Higuain, and the Effect of the Aging Playmaker. FiveThirtyEight on The Worst Loss In The History Of U.S. Men’s Soccer.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR  with R code to analyze Streaky and Consistent Teams, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Check out these Pythons: Justin Jacobs tutorial on Evaluating NBA Assists with Python.

Conferences: October 17-18 SportsTechNYC  in New York. The 2017 RIT Hockey Analytics Conference October 21st in Rochester. The first Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference October 28th in Pittsburgh.

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