World Cup is drawing near, two soccer articles lead us off. Cornell is creating algorithms to predict player movement with 80% accuracy. 538 has a great visual for the best WRs using ESPN data. And lastly, are NHL shootouts random?
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How Do Teams Expansion Draft?
The expansion draft doesn’t play as big of a role in team building as it once did, but there’s absolutely still value to be found. How have the recent teams done in this particular team-building exercise?
World Cup Projections: Qatar 2022
9 days till group play begins. USA with a solid 0.7% chance of winning it all.
Algorithms predict volleyball players moves with 80% accuracy
Algorithms developed in Cornell’s Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Controls can predict the in-game actions of volleyball players with more than 80% accuracy, and now they're working on the hockey team.
The Best NFL Receivers, According To ESPN Analytics
Receiver ratings from ESPN Analytics use player-tracking data to evaluate every route a pass catcher runs and scores his performance in three phases of the game.
Using resampling and hierarchical models to help untangle the NHL’s shoot-out
2016 research paper presents evidence that NHL shoot-outs are not entirely random outcomes.
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