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Revolutionary Sports Idea!

Post by redketchuplover » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:31 am

Track scoring margin instead of wins,losses,and ties!

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Re: Revolutionary Sports Idea!

Post by gmiller » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:59 pm

That's supposedly how the Sagarin ratings work, and certainly how betting odds are calculated, but the algorithms aren't disclosed. They'll also take things into account such as home court advantage, if a player's recently been injured or coming back, even if key players were pulled out due to a big lead. And, of course, they still frequently get it wrong.
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