Five Things to Know About the Championship

Five Things to Know About the Championship

The Championship’s top team through the November international break is possession heavy and has had plenty scoring chances, but they’re most dangerous when sending balls into the box. The division’s top scorer is consistently getting chances in opponents’ penalty area. And Middlesbrough’s goalkeeper is saving his club more than a quarter of a goal per […]

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Best Betts: Analyzing the 2018 AL MVP with STATS Advanced Metrics

Best Betts: Analyzing the 2018 AL MVP with STATS Advanced Metrics

Mookie Betts was the best player in Major League Baseball in 2018. The 26-year-old outfielder was an All-Star and earned a Gold Glove for the third-consecutive season, while notching his second Silver Slugger in three years. In short: It’s no surprise Betts won the AL MVP. Betts’ production aided the Boston Red Sox to a […]

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Know Your xRVAA: Analyzing the 2018 Cy Young Award Finalists Using STATS Advanced Analytics

Know Your xRVAA: Analyzing the 2018 Cy Young Award Finalists Using STATS Advanced Analytics

This year’s Cy Young finalists all have strong cases for the award, each delivering great performances throughout the year. But the winners should be determined by unique differentiators that are only detectable through advanced analytics. The American League leader in wins, Blake Snell (21), also posted a league-best 1.89 ERA. Justin Verlander struck out 290 […]

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STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 8

STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 8

The Carolina Panthers once were dubbed the Cardiac Cats during their first run to the Super Bowl in 2003. Twelve of their regular-season contests were decided by six points or fewer (including four overtime games) before the Panthers won a double-overtime Divisional Playoff matchup with the St. Louis Rams. Their championship dreams ended when Adam Vinatieri gave […]

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