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NFL Gambling as an Alternative Asset: Abstract

The following is the abstract from the paper “Using the NFL Gambling Market as an Alternative Asset Class” by Kevin Meers, Sam Waters, and Zack Wortman. Please find the full paper here. We will publish our projected probabilities each week … Continue reading

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HSAC on Gammons Daily

HSAC member Oliver Kim analyzed Ike Davis’s career over at Gammons Daily. A quick tease to whet your appetite… “On Saturday, the Mets’ sometimes-first baseman Ike Davis strained his oblique, potentially ending his season and with it, his career with … Continue reading

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HSAC’s Fantasy Value Handbook, Part II

Part II: Turning Weekly Performance into Seasonal Value by Sam Waters This is the second section of our guide to calculating player value in fantasy football. Each part will lay out a different aspect of the process. Part I is already … Continue reading

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HSAC’s Fantasy Value Handbook, Part I

This is the first section of our guide to calculating player value in fantasy football. Each part will lay out a different aspect of the process. Parts II, III, IV, and V will be published on our blog throughout the … Continue reading

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What Were the Chiefs Doing?

By David Freed With the NFL’s first regular season games looming, now seems like a good time to revisit key offseason transactions and discuss how they might actually impact the performance of certain teams. Today we’ll focus on the Chiefs. … Continue reading

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Lakers Resurgence: New Team or Regression to the Mean?

By Julian Ryan The Lakers have risen from the grave. Seemingly destined to hand over their lottery pick to the Suns for much of the season, the team has turned their season around and are now furiously battling it out … Continue reading

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Cinderella or Fairytale: March Madness v. the FA Cup

by Julian Ryan In America, March is the month of the Cinderella story for even the most casual of college basketball followers.  Millions of fans will turn on their televisions in the hope of watching the next Butler make a … Continue reading

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Links We Like: 3/29/13

It’s been a while since our last set of links, but we’re back in force to bring you the best reads from around the web for your weekend reading. – Jeff Sullivan analyzes Justin Verlander’s $180 million contract at FanGraphs … Continue reading

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Blackhawks vs. Heat: Which Streak is More Unlikely?

William Marks As of this writing, the Miami Heat have won 22 consecutive games. Meanwhile over in the NHL, from January 19th through March 6th, the Chicago Blackhawks earned at least one point in 24 consecutive games. While the Heat’s … Continue reading

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