One of the greatest changes in the sports world in the past 20 years has been the use of mathematical methods to analyze performances, recognize trends and patterns, and predict results. Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the analytic and statistical …
The hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won.
While an industry has developed based on statistical analysis services for any given sport, or even for betting behavior analysis on these sports, no research-level book has considered the subject in any detail until now.
This book walks you step by step through 4 winning computer models in professional sports.
A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers.
Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way. But a powerful new business tool – analytics – is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive results.
What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking. The book offers: Fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the “data-analytic thinking” necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.
Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when it’s a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the inside the game.
Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nations most influential political forecasters.
Equipped with new spatial tracking data collected by SportVU and others, Basketball Analytics investigates game strategy, player evaluation, player types, and prospect potential. Author Stephen Shea, Ph.D. introduces new measures of a player’s scoring and playmaking efficiency, quantifies the spacing in an offense and the stretch of defense, and demonstrates several ways in which the NBA game has changed over …
There is one thing about gambling that everyone knows: the house always wins. Indeed, for the past 500 years, gamblers led by mathematicians and scientists have been trying to figure out how to turn the tables on the house and pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the …
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Winning the Game with Methods and Models: To build winning teams and successful sports businesses, guide your decisions with data.
How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
The science of assessing performance, predicting future outcomes, interpreting statistical models, and market value of athletes. View
You have more information at hand about your business environment than ever before. But are you using it to “out-think” your rivals? If not, you may be missing out on a potent competitive tool. In Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning, Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris argue that the frontier for using data to make decisions …
Struggling to find success betting sports? Tired of empty promises and scams from handicapping services? The Sports Investing Bible takes the gambling out of sports betting by explaining verified, winning systems that really work. This book is what the sports investing industry needs – an inside look into proven, successful strategies. The Sports Investing Bible is a crash course in …
Two economists expose the pitfalls on the road to victory in professional sports. View
Packed with fascinating characters and startling anecdotes, and grounded in the superb writing and the reportage that is the hallmark of Sports Illustrated, The Art of a Beautiful Game is an often witty, always insightful look at the men like Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, and Dirk Nowitzki who devote themselves to this elegant and complicated sport. It’s an inside read …
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