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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – October 29th, 2019

Football: Dalton Miller excellent post stating advanced analytics shouldn’t just be for nerds. Zachary Binney’s Offensive Personnel vs. Men in the Box: A Football Causality Tutorial. The Extra Point blog examines What Numbers Tell Us About Preseason Play Time and Visualizes the Special Teams Gunner. Football Perspective finds that Through 8 Weeks, Pass Defense Rules The Day. Kevin Cole’s PFF Data Study: Finding the best young offensive tackles in the NFL. Josh Hermsmeyer looks to answer Why Is The Patriots’ Defense So Damn Good? Football Perspective adds The Patriots Pass Defense Is Impossible. The SIS blog Evaluates NFL Offenses using Expected Points.

College Football: FiveThirtyEight: How Widespread Is Your College Football Fan Base?

Baseball: FanGraphs analyzes When Should Teams Press the Advantage? Beyond the Box Score examines How much better is the pitching in the postseason? Bill James Online Introduces the PART System to DRS. FanGraphs writes Running Up Pitch Counts Won’t Be Enough to Beat Washington’s Aces. FiveThirtyEight’s Travis Sawchik says The Astros Are Hitting Like The 1927 Yankees. Baseball Prospectus Baseball ProGUESTus: Casting Uncertainty on How Players Age (Part 2). The 2019 Fielding Bible Awards Preview Part II. Mark Simon Models the Subjective: 2019 Gold Glove Awards.

Basketball: FiveThirtyEight points out Vegas Thinks The NBA Title Race Is As Wide Open As It’s Been In A Long Time. Nylon Calculus Notebook: Takeaways from the NBA’s real opening night.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: Elite shot selection, good memories for UVA fans, and more basketball puns than you could ever need.

Soccer: Paul Riley blog post on Why Possession Value Is Bollocks. StatsBomb Conference Videos: Working in Football Panel, and Michael Caley, Estafania Vidal and Thom Lawrence, Seth Partnow, Media Panel, and How to Break Down a Set Defense and How to Kick and Save, and Estimating the xG Impact of Actions.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs on Lateral Puck Movement in the NZ. Seattle Times piece: NHL Seattle analytics guru Alexandra Mandrycky details advanced statistics for the average fan.

Check out these Pythons: Lars Jaakko Havro shares the code behind his @nflscrapR win probability charts.

For your listening pleasure: Wharton Moneyball (Michael Lopez/Kyle Martino) Steve Palazzolo, Chilling with Charlie (Josh Miller), Chilling with Charlie (Ethan Douglas) Measurables (Michael Lopez), Expected Value (Asmae Toumi), Thinking Basketball (Dave DuFour) and Off The Charts (Corey March) podcasts.

Conferences: On November 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh is the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference. The Wharton Sports Business Summit is November 8th. The Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton will be held on November 15-16.

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