Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 27, 2015
Football: The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective introduces POWER Rankings for the NFL. Football Outsiders publishes NFL Injuries Part IV: Variation by Position. FiveThirtyEight.com writes that This Year’s Patriots Are Almost On Pace To Be The G.O.A.T.
College football: Football Study Hall on Dime packages and blueblood privilege.
Baseball: Owen Watson on whether a long break will affect Mets’ playoff chances. FanGraphs posts Win Probability Added Leaders Through the LCS. Robert Silverman on The Science of an Insane Hitting Streak (see Daniel Murphy). Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight.com says A Run Like Daniel Murphy’s Should Happen Once Every Two Years. Eno Sarris on Edinson Volquez and the Postseason Velocity Bump. Beyond the Boxscore with The impact of managerial mistakes.
Basketball: Nylon Calculus takes you to SportVU Driving School. Nylon Calculus 2016 Usage-adjusted Win Projections, Part 1 and Part 2. Nylon Calculus Deep Dives: SportVU X’s and O’s – A Proof-of-Concept.
Soccer: Grantland on The Frustrating Promise of Analytics: Soccer Has a Left-Handed-Pitcher Problem. Michael Caley explains the methodology behind Premier League Projections and New Expected Goals.
Hockey: Hockey-graphs.com shares Some Things to Know about One-Goal Games.
Check out these Pythons: Nylon Calculus 101: Creating SportVU Game Logs in Python.
In the online classroom: Coursera course on Using Python to Access Web Data.