Parity in the NBA

November 12, 2019

Going into this NBA season, there has been a lot of talk about how much more evenly matched the league has become. With the departure of Kevin Durant from the Warriors, the leaps and bounds made by the Clippers over the offseason, and the general improvements made by many of the league’s least successful teams, there seems to be much more parity than there was in the previous year. The…

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Long odds: What was the probability of the visiting team winning every World Series game?

November 1, 2019

For the first time ever, every World Series game was won on the road: the Astros won all three of their away games, while the Nationals came out on top winning their four away games. Although there is a positive probability of the visiting team winning each game, when we look at the chances of the visiting team winning every game of the World Series are very small. Since the…

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