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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – September 17th, 2019

Football: Josh Hermsmeyer: The Cardinals Spread It Out Like No Other Team. But How Much Is Too Much? Football Perspective on Passing First Down Rate: What’s Average? FiveThirtyEight notes Top QB Draft Picks Don’t Usually Flunk Out Of The NFL Right Away. piece: Eagles provide roadmap to analytics-driven future of NFL. The Sports Information Solutions blog posts A Primer on Total Points, Their Total Value Stat for Football. Football Perspective analyzes the relationship between First NFL Starts By Backup Quarterbacks And The Point Spread. FiveThirtyEight writes The Saints And Steelers Lost Their Franchise QBs. Can They Still Make The Playoffs? Football Outsiders’ Week 2 DVOA Ratings. Football Perspective looks at What Happens After The Blowout. Keegan Abdoo dives into Next Gen Stats: Compelling figures that could shape Week 2.

Baseball: FanGraphs says You’re Probably Underrating Yordan Alvarez. FiveThirtyEight believes Zack Greinke Is One Of A Kind. FanGraphs ponders Is There a Good Time to Face the Dodgers in October? Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: Does the Home Run’s **** Work in the Playoffs? Beyond the Box Score finds Fastballs are getting slower (just a little). Mark Simon explains How Dallas Keuchel leads pitchers in Defensive Runs Saved. Travis Sawchik at FiveThirtyEight writes that Home Runs Are Soaring. Could Declining Backspin Be A Factor? Alex Vidgerman lists This Year’s Minor League Standouts.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: Why you shouldn’t worry too much about your team’s schedule.

College Basketball: Jordan Sperber’s Hoop Vision Weekly: The One About BLOBs. Matthew van Bommel, Luke Bornn Peter Chow-White, and Chuancong Gao publish Home Sweet Home: Quantifying Home Court Advantages For
NCAA Basketball Statistics.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs post on The Importance of Pressure for a Successful Forecheck.

Soccer: StatsBomb writes Tales of the early season in the Championship. American Soccer Analysis with xPG is Back, Baby!: Putting Possession Metrics to the (Correlation) Test. StatsBomb analyzes Do the numbers really say Manchester United are good?

Tennis: Stephanie Kovalchik examines How Medvedev and Berrettini Dealt with Pressure at the US Open.

For your listening pleasure: Wharton Moneyball, Chilling with Charlie, Measurables, Expected Value and  Off The Charts podcasts.

Conferences: The New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will be held September 28th in Cambridge.

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