Week 3 NFL Spreads: STATS vs. Las Vegas

Week 3 NFL Spreads: STATS vs. Las Vegas

Using STATS X-Info metrics and roster rankings to project favorites vs. the Vegas standard odds. Any projection models forecasting Ezekiel Elliott running for eight yards on nine carries against Denver’s defense and Trevor Siemian tossing four touchdowns in last week’s blowout of Dallas only could’ve been found in the minds of irrationally positive Broncos fans. […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 4 Roundup

The Rugby Championship Round 4 Roundup

New Zealand vs. South Africa – North Harbour Stadium, 16 September 2017 Masterclass – that’s probably the best way to describe the rugby lesson New Zealand handed their rivals South Africa. The All Blacks pitched up with a few question marks over the 2017 season having been beaten by the British and Irish Lions. Australia […]

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Week 2 NFL Spreads: STATS vs. Las Vegas

Week 2 NFL Spreads: STATS vs. Las Vegas

Using STATS X-Info metrics and roster rankings to project favorites vs. the Vegas standard odds. The unpredictability of the NFL showed in true form during Week 1, with Hurricane Irma postponing Tampa Bay-Miami, the Chiefs routing defending Super Bowl champion New England and Philadelphia earning a comfortable victory at Washington. Well, the first two occurrences […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 3 Roundup

The Rugby Championship Round 3 Roundup

New Zealand vs. Argentina – Yarrow Stadium, 9 September 2017 New Zealand recorded their third victory in this year’s Rugby Championship by downing a valiant Argentina team, which had the world champs on the ropes for more than half of the match. Having to defend for the majority of the match, Los Pumas had to […]

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Long Live the High Press: The Subtle Adaptation of Premier League Newcomers Huddersfield Town

Long Live the High Press: The Subtle Adaptation of Premier League Newcomers Huddersfield Town

Assessing the Terriers’ First Three Premier League Matches in Comparison with Their 2016-17 Championship Season Using STATS Playing Styles, Ball Movement Points and High Press Regains Before anyone gets too excited here, let’s acknowledge two things. 1. Huddersfield Town are still 35 match weeks away from being 2015-16 Leicester City, which is to say let’s […]

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