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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 13, 2016

Football: FiveThirtyEight reports that The NFL’s Week 1 Games Have Never Been So Close. The Harvard SPorts Analysis Collective examines whether Betting Lines Are Less Accurate During Week 1. FiveThirtyEight with Wait — Why Shouldn’t The Raiders Have Gone For 2? FiveThirtyEight previews the NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West, AFC North, AFC South, AFC East and AFC West.

College Football:Football Study Hall’s Week 2 Five Factors college football box scores. Football Outsiders produces FEI Week 1: Comebacks.

Baseball: FanGraphs on When to Give Up an Out on the Bases. The Hardball Times with Ye Gods of BABIP, Let My Fly Balls Go! Tom Tango with Statcast Pre-Lab: other items on the OF fielding docket. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: Stop Blaming the September Call-Ups! by Russell A. Carleton. The Hardball Times asks Are The Umpires At It Again? Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab focuses on left-fielders: Part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus gives us Iverson, Shaq, Yao, and penalty time since 1998. Nylon Calculus Freelance Friday: State Bias and Recruiting Rankings. Nylon Calculus releases Player Tracking Plus-Minus: 2015-16. Nylon Calculus Q&A: Jordan Sperber of Hoop Vision Coaching Analytics.

Hockey: Hockey Analysis with Roles and Stats Part I: Background and MethodologyPart II: Roles and Offensive Stats – Forwards and Part III: Roles and Defensive Stats – Forwards.

Soccer:  American Soccer Analysis publishes Playoff Probabilities.

Tennis: FiveThirtyEight fires up US Open coverage with Serena Williams Only Loses In Big Upsets Because She’s Always A Big Favorite and In Tennis, Even The Breakout Stars Are Veterans.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR offers code to Separate Power Hitters with Three True Outcomes.

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

Conferences: A webinar to learn more about a career in sports analytics on September 14th. The Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports September 24th in Vancouver. Boston Hockey Analytics Conference on October 1st. Central College hosts he Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

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