Dub Narcotic Posted March 7, 2017 Share Posted March 7, 2017 1 hour ago, Brethers8 said: The fuck does that mean? Not meaning to be rude, I just genuinely don't get it. Expected goals is something that isn't a thing in the UK so whoosh over my head it goes I guess Google isn't a huge thing in the UK either, not meaning to be rude. Analytics has been a huge thing in the UK for a while now both on the betting and club side, even if it hasn't hit the more mainstream outlets as a matter of course. @Unnamed Trialist, basketball is the most sophisticated sport to use stats outside of baseball. NBA GMs like Daryl Morey are regulars at analytics conferences like Sloane and most serious fans are conversant with advanced metrics like PER. In fact, the whole game of basketball has changed in the last few years because of advanced stats: almost all teams are now built around three point shooting and free throws while slow big men are basically extinct. All this happened because of analytics work and now the most advanced teams combine statistical analytics with the 360-degree video coverage they get with the SportsVu system for an amazing level of insight. Hockey is getting pretty advanced as well, our own @Benjamin Massey used to do (maybe still does) a lot of analytics-based blogging on the Oilers. Shway 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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