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How to derive winning probability from expected score

Assume I predict what will be a game's score in a head-2-head match (e.g. 7-3). Is there a way of deriving the win/tie/lose probabilities solely from the score? [The common way of calculating winnings ...
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Proportion of straight red cards in European football

What are the statistics on the proportion of straight red cards that are shown in European leagues? That is, red cards that are shown immediately, rather than after two yellow cards.
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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What are the most serve attempts for a single tennis point?

In Tennis, you usually have 2 attempts for a service. however under certain circumstances there are more serves made fot one single point, for example when the ball touches the net and then enters ...
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NBA player to player match ups

In the NBA, does the depth charts of one team match up with the depth charts in another team in terms of who will face who? Let me explain: Suppose the Celtics have Kemba Walker listed as a Starter ...
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How do you calculate a ten-pin bowling strike rate?

I'm a USBC League Bowler, and I'm tracking my own stats, and I want to know my Strike Rate Percentage. Theoretically, you would take and divide the number of frames bowled by the number of strikes ...
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How do you log in basketball stats a desperate shot attempt at shot clock buzzer?

In basketball, the 24 second shot clock buzzer is about to sound, team in possession of the ball throws it up towards the basket. According to some sources this not registered as a shot attempt. Now, ...
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Does the MLB website contain win-loss stats? If so, how can I examine win-loss stats on the MLB website?

I am looking for win and loss stats on the MLB website. I've browsed to the MLB website > Stats > Team, but I did not find win-loss stats. What am I missing?
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Which quarterback has had the lowest “highest amount of interceptions thrown” during a given regular season?

Ben Roethlisberger led the league during the 2018 NFL season with 16 interceptions. At a glance, that number seems low. Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, which quarterback has had the lowest "highest ...
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Is there a database of soccer match stats which include VAR calls?

I am wondering if there is a database compiling match/player stats for leagues (or maybe UEFA Champions League) which have VAR in place. I'm particularly interested in stats surrounding VAR itself, ...
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How much does an NHL power play improve chances of scoring?

How much does being on a power play improve an NHL team's chances of scoring a goal? I know the likelyhood of a team scoring on a power play is about 20%. But what is the likelihood of a team scoring ...
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Which NBA team had the shortest “longest winning streak” in a championship-winning season?

Inspired by this question: Which MLB team had the shortest "longest winning streak" in a pennant-winning season? Which NBA team had the shortest "longest winning streak" during a ...
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Is there a name for the combined stats of Balls, Strikes, and Outs, as seen on many displays in baseball?

Baseball fields often have a display of the number of balls, strikes, and outs. Does this group have a name? As far as I can cell, "Count" refers to just balls and strikes and are for individual ...
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What team has shortest “longest losing streak” within a season in NBA history?

Inspired by this question: What team has shortest longest losing streak within a season in MLB history? What team has shortest "longest losing streak" within a season in NBA history? Off the top of ...
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Is the success of some racial groups in some sports physiological or cultural?

For avoidance of doubt, I think all people are fundamentally the same and the only thing different is the colour of their skin. However, I've noticed that: All the recent 100m Olympic and World ...
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Is there a standard (advanced?) stat in basketball for measuring player “consistency”?

Is there an accepted stat that analysts use to measure how consistent a basketball player is? Take points per game (or points per 48 min): two players with the same average scoring rates could have ...
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In the NFL, how have teams fared against odds from Las Vegas?

Is a home team more or less likely to beat the spread than an away team? Do favored teams or underdogs win against the spread more often? Please include statistics/studies instead of just guessing. ...
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Do drafts work?

YouTube recently gave me some video suggestions that I watched. Basically, it was the worst draft picks of all time, worst #1 picks, best underrated draft picks, etc. Is there any statistics that ...
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Greatest percentage of breakaway goals scored: location of goal

For all goals scored in the NHL of the one-on-none variety (whether in-game breakaways or shootout goals), what location of the goalie getting beaten is the highest occurence? I would think top ...
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How many NHL natural hat tricks in a single period have been scored?

How many natural hat tricks have been scored, with all of the goals occurring in the same single period, in NHL history?
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In Statistics, Does a Missed Shot While Being Fouled Still Count as a Missed Shot?

During a game, players get fouled a lot, and they often throw up a shot, to try to have an opportunity to get more points. When you throw up a shot while fouled, in your game statistics, does it count ...
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In NHL hockey games decided in regulation time, in which period are the most winning goals scored?

This is an old question, in my mind. I have always believed the answer is the third period, but others disagree.
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Does a sack count as a Tackle For Loss, and/or a Tackle?

I like to look at player statistics, and I always see the Tackle stat, the Sack stat, and sometimes the Tackle For Loss stat. Is there some overlap in the stats so that a Sack counts as a Tackle? ie) ...
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Which ODI player has average of 99.8?

Which ODI player has 99.8 average in his career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last match then his average would have became 100.
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Where can I get data for individual player statistics in European football?

I am doing a research paper on European football, and I am looking for individual player statistics. For example, numbers on detailed stats like shots, shots on target, passes, tackles, blocks, ...
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Possession in Basketball

I am having trouble understanding possessions in basketball as it seems like there are 3 equations. One that is (FGA+0.44*FTA+TO) and another that accounts for Offensive Rebounds found here. Lastly, ...
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Which test player had 99.9 average in his test career?

Which test player has 99.9 average in his test career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last inning then his average would have became 100.
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MLB record for consecutive years with an identical batting average (single player)

Khris Davis has had the same batting average for four consecutive years. Have other batters with 100 or more plate appearances in each year done this?
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What is the cause for MLB regular season strikeouts to be more than hits?

For the first time in the history of the MLB, the 2018 season saw the total number of batter hits be less than strikeouts. See chart below: Hits have consistently been about 10,000+ higher than ...
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Which female football players have highest goal per game ratio for national team?

We have similar question for men: Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps? So it seems quite natural to ask about women, too. Which female footballers ...
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In tennis, what is the percentage of broken service games?

Looking at Befair tennis, what is the percentage of broken service games? If both players are fairly evenly matched, how many times does a player lose his service game?
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From high school to college to professional sports, why do the same teams seem to consistently win and lose year after year, decade after decade?

I'm not a big sports fan, but I know Auburn, the SEC, the Yankees are winners, but then the Mets, the Cubs, the Browns tend to lose. I would think over years that there would a more cyclical win/lose ...
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Resource for pulling NBA On/Off Stats for a single game? [closed]

I was wondering if there was a resource that allowed me to see On/Off statistics for a single player, in a unique game. For example -- Can I see the effect of On/Off of LeBron James (FG%, 3PT%...) ...
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Has a golf hole ever gone an entire round in a full-field event without any score worse than par?

I noticed when watching the 2018 PGA Championship that the short par 3 3rd hole had 20 birdies and 25 pars so far during the day's play. And that got me to wondering... has a field ever gone perfect ...
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Is the group stage goal ratio lowest?

After done with the group stage, my impression is that FIFA World Cup 2018 easily has the lowest ratio of goals scored per game in the history of FIFA World Cup. Is my impression correct? My search ...
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Why data-driven approach to soccer is slow to catch on?

A lot of Baseball teams are using data-driven approach and computer modelling to help them better succeed in games. The most famous example being Billy Beane of Oakland Athletics (2001-2003), ...
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Probabilities of winning as a function of sets played

In tennis, what are the probabilities of winning a player has as a function of sets played? Examples: 1-0 in a 3 set game 2-1 in a 5 set game However, if you include psychology (such as winning the ...
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Quickest goal scored in each World Cup edition

I'm looking for the following statistic, if available: Quickest goal scored in any match throughout the tournament in each edition of the World Cup. For example, for the 2014 World Cup, Clint ...
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Does a shot hitting the woodwork count as a “shot on target” in football?

Is a shot that hits the woodwork considered a shot on target? Apparently this is not counted in the EPL and La Liga? Is this true? I searched all of this extensively but could not find anything.
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Has winning by exactly an innings ever happened in cricket?

It's an interesting thing because it must be awfully rare, to say the least. This is for the whole of first-class cricket, by the way, not just Test cricket.
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What percentage of NBA games had at least 2 guards from the same team post at least 10 rebounds each?

Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz had 11 rebounds each during Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio and Mitchell are guards (Rubio ...
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What were the results of the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class?

I'm looking for the list of names and scores for the competitors in the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAEMcSGiPo I managed to reverse ...
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Statistical Indicators for Defensive Forward

Other than a forward's plus-minus rating, what are some other indicators that he is an asset to his team for being a defensive forward? I imagine hits would be one. PIM seems like it would be a ...
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Which player gets the assist in this situation? [duplicate]

I've been collecting stats for a soccer team. I'm using definition of assist from soccerstatmanual which is, an assist is awarded for a pass leading directly to a goal. I have two situations I'm ...
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Average length of uninterrupted play in basketball

I am wondering, if there are any statistics about the average time a basketball game is "live", that means there is no whistle by the referee (dead ball) and no chance for the players to rest (even ...
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Could Hawkeye tell us the probability of runs and wickets from a given ball?

Suppose the information recorded by Hawkeye was combined with information about the number of runs scored (including boundaries, but excluding overthrows) and wickets taken in each delivery. An ...
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Is it easier to hold serve in tennis doubles than in singles?

I've read somewhere that in doubles it's easier to hold one's serve, and as a consequence in average there are not as many consecutive breaks as in singles; but no explanation or reference was given. ...
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What does the superscript used in tennis scores mean?

In the score below, what do the 7 and 4 superscripts mean in the first set?
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What happens to a half century recorded when a player scores a century?

When a player crosses fifty runs, it is called a half century, and is recorded in the batsman's records. When a player crosses one hundred runs, it is a century, and is also recorded in the batsman's ...
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Can time of possession for the two teams of an NFL game add up to less than 60 minutes?

In a December 13, 2015 game between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, the time of possession of the two teams was recorded as: Falcons: 28:21 Panthers: 31:21 Adding these two gives a total ...