Home Sweet Home: home field advantage and empty stadiums in The Premier League

August 10, 2020

            The coronavirus pandemic changed the world as we knew it. The sports industry took a hard hit as a result of this change, and leagues across the world had to halt their seasons in order to avoid the spread of the virus. The Premier League, which played their last game before the break on March 9, continued their season again on June 17. It was one of the first…

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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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