JMPing into the Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 11, 2019

It’s April again, so NHL playoff season is officially upon us once again. As the field has been determined, the next logical step is to guess who will win each series and who will ultimately end the summer with a Stanley Cup. With the unpredictability of the playoffs, though, predicting the winners can seem like a daunting task. The President’s Trophy curse is real: the team finishing on top of…


A March Madness Champion: Lucky or Good?

April 6, 2019

March Madness is so exciting, in part because every game can be a team’s last. Every single game is Game 7. That being said, there is not much that decides winners and losers in the NCAA Tournament. One shot, one tip, one rebound, and as we saw this year, seemingly one millimeter of the rim. Because most of these teams are so evenly matched, the team that advances is many…


Risers and Fallers in March Madness

April 2, 2019

After an exciting weekend, we are officially down to four teams left in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Auburn all took down challenging opponents in close games in the Elite Eight, securing their spots in the Final Four. Last week, Cats Stats posted on article looking at the Sweet 16 via the Efficiency Landscape, which was based on the following tweet by Kirk Goldsberry looking at…