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Studying Strikeout Rates: Whose Will Rise & Whose Will Fall?

When looking at early season statistics, it’s important to see what can be sustained and what cannot. A third of the season is already in the books, and when it comes to projecting the final two thirds of the year only one thing is certain: some players will regress from unrealistic paces, and others will [...]

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Should LeBron Really Shoot More?

While I hate to write about the single most-talked about player in the NBA, I wanted to look into several of the myths and hypotheses about LeBron James, the Miami Heat, and their validity. LeBron is currently third in the league in points per game (27.7) and fourth among qualified players in field goal percentage [...]

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The Power of the Preseason Poll

With a relatively short season, a single elimination tournament, and 18-year old athletes, college basketball is one of the hardest sports to measure and predict. Sources like Ken Pomeroy and ESPN’s BPI have been huge improvements in recent years, but the flaws of the RPI and the AP Poll are still extremely visible and accepted [...]

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Studying Point Differential in the NFL

After breaking down the AFC and NFC for our season previews, I wanted to get a little more in depth with some of my analysis. Point differentials are a great place to start for team analysis and can help to see what teams got “lucky” pulling out close games and what teams were truly dominant. [...]

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