NBA, Bellwether, Prediction, Nets, Bulls, Thunder, Lakers

Thursday 2/13 NBA Predictions

  It’s Thursday so here on Stattrack Blog we have you covered with predictions for tonight’s doubleheader straight from the bellwether prediction model. The model says Nets on the road over the Bulls and the Thunder over Western Conference rival Lakers. In the first game of the doubleheader, coming-on-strong Brooklyn Nets travel into Chicago where…

Clippers, Chris Paul, NBA, Heatmaps

Do the Clippers Need Chris Paul?

When Chris Paul separated his AC Joint on January 3rd, the Clippers were off to a solid start for the season at 23-12. Paul had been a major factor in the Clippers’ success, leading the league in assists at 11.2 per game. With Paul down for 4-6 weeks, the path ahead looked bleak for Lob…

2-Goal-Lead, NHL, Hockey, Myth

Debunking the 2-Goal Lead Myth-NHL

It’s a common phrase in hockey: “A two-goal lead is the most dangerous lead for a team to hold.” Traditional coaches say that when leading by two goals a team loses focus and becomes complacent. With a one-goal lead, the team is sharp, they say. With a three goal lead, there’s little the opponent can…

NBA, Bellwether, Spurs, Bulls, Nets, Warriors

Thursday 2/6 NBA Predictions

Spurs vs. Nets. Bulls vs. Warriors. It’s a Thursday night TNT doubleheader and here at stattrack blog we have you covered with predictions straight from the bellwether model. For tonight, the model says Spurs on the road in Brooklyn and Golden State defending homecourt in Oakland. As always, the model is a predictor model meaning…

Tanaka, MLB, Japanese pitchers, WAR, Contract

Tanaka Enters MLB After Mixed Success of Japanese Pitchers

In late January, the New York Yankees and Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed on a 7-year, $155 million deal making Tanaka the highest paid player to transfer from Japan to the MLB. With the Yankees come high expectations, especially considering the success of Texas Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish. However, the history of Japanese players in…