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…


Slow Burn or Raging Inferno: Does the hottest team at the end of the season win the World Series?

October 21, 2019

The matchup is set: the Washington Nationals, representing the National League, and the Houston Astros, representing the American League, will face off in the World Series starting Tuesday. While the Astros all but cruised to a 100-win season, the Nationals rode a roller coaster to the World Series. After a May 23 loss to the Mets, the Nats dropped to 19-31, 12 games under .500. They finished the first half…