How many more games should a team expect to win if its offensive rebound rate increases from 25% to 27%, all else equal?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's primarily a mathematics question, not sporting
    – TrueDub
    Dec 24, 2015 at 10:25
  • @TrueDub Note that we have questions on sabermetrics, which is mathematical analysis of statistics. Given the answer from Joe, this looks no different.
    – user527
    Dec 24, 2015 at 14:03

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It's unlikely offensive rebound rate would increase by two points all else equal; however, given that, a two point increase in the rate is roughly a standard deviation (probably a bit under). One standard deviation is worth about 2.56 additional wins according to one measure, so your two point increase in ORR is probably worth two to two and a half wins.

  • Thanks for the explanation. i just need to figure out the SD from the population.
    – Pat
    Dec 24, 2015 at 13:03

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