Why was the precalculated probability of winning high for Raptors in the year 2019? Because Kawhi Leonard came at the end. So just wondering.
I saw a 4 digit number during the 2019 summer on Toronto Raptors website dated before the playoff season of 2019 started. It was something like +1200 sharing the winning spot along with Golden State Warriors. I would like to know how did mathematicians were keen enough to figure that probability out among so many teams in the playoffs? Was it how better their three-point shot was, how tenaciously fast they were, their average scoring trend, how aggressive their offense and defense was but then Kawhi Leonard the main player who was MVP for Raptors was not there in the picture at first. So how was it possible that the calculation was so precise and right to the moment?