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There isn't one, or at least you need to define "best" much more precisely. To take a naive example: imagine you have four forwards. Two of them are excellent finishers and will score lots of goals if given opportunities, and two of them will create lots of opportunities for other players, but not score that many goals themselves. The best team ...


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Corner threes are much more efficient than wing or straight-up threes. 82 Games' stats showed corner threes as being about 118.8 points per 100 possessions, while the other two are much lower. (Though, all three are worth doing - Wing 3s are just about the same as an average shot, and straight up (top of the circle) threes are 105.3 points per 100, which is ...


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This will likely depend on which statistics organisation you ask - but the current de facto organisation for sporting stats is probably Opta. According to Opta, an assist is not awarded when an own goal is scored. This is described in their Event Definitions: Goal Assist The final touch (pass, pass-cum-shot or any other touch) leading to the recipient of ...


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Regardless of when they are made, saves in hockey are defined by shots on goal. A shot, on the other hand is any puck directed toward the net. If the shot would have gone in the net without a save, it is said to be a shot on goal. If the goaltender makes a save, it counts as a shot on goal. Any shot on goal is counted as a shot, but not all shots are ...


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The better team doesn't always win The best teams in hockey in the 2020-1 season were the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights, with 82 points. They won 69.6% and 71.4% of their games respectively. So even if you knew a priori that they were the best teams and picked them to win, you would only get about 70%. The worst team was the Buffalo ...


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Note: This is currently a preliminary answer - perhaps more to come depending on what the OP wants. Going by the results from the 2020/2021 NHL season (until 7th May) there have been a total of 67 games where the game was 1-0 to either team at the end of the second period. Of these, there were 6 games where that 1-0 deficit was overturned by the other team ...


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That would be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He attempted 28,307 shots and made 15,837 of them. Per Basketball Reference


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According to a preprint article on arXiv titled The causal effect of a timeout at stopping an opposing run in the NBA, the answer is no - in fact: [W]hile comebacks frequently occur after a run, it is slightly disadvantageous to call a timeout during a run by the opposing team Another article - a senior thesis, so take that for what it is, though it is ...


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The oldest reference to wSB that I'm familiar with is this Fangraphs article, which is from 2013, and I think in 2012 perhaps is when they actually introduced the stat. It's possible it originated elsewhere, but the formula you provide there is Fangraphs' formula, and I imagine another source would use different parameters. As for why it's -2*R/O ... that's ...


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Current record, not at the time of the game. For example, the White Sox are "6-9" against .500 teams; that includes 4-4 against CLE, 2-2 against BOS, and 0-3 against NYY. However, the KC Royals were over .500 for several of their games, the Mariners even were over .500 for the first game they played, etc.; while CLE, BOS, and NYY were all over ....


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No, there is no "winning" record in the event file. That is what the Game file is for. I don't think there's a better way using the event file than to match the winning pitcher (which is easy enough to do), but the truly best way is to use the correct file for the correct information.


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Reading the Oklahoma City Thunder's page on Statistical Analysis Primer, by Kevin Pelton of Supersonics.com, The TSP metric is discussed as follows: Shooting Efficiency - If there is an on-base percentage in the NBA - a statistic that has traditionally been undervalued - it would probably be some measure of a player's efficiency in scoring points. There's a ...


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No shutout would be awarded, because none had been earned. Per NHL rules, 66, Foreit of Game: If the game is declared forfeited prior to its having commenced, the score shall be recorded as 1-0 and no player shall be credited with any personal statistics. If the game was in progress at the time it is declared forfeited, the score shall be recorded as zero ...


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So - one bit you're missing, is that it was Tom Brady's 50th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. That's frequently, but not always, said with that sentence, but it's always a component even when unsaid. Specifically, a game winning drive is a score in the fourth quarter or overtime by the offense with the team tied or down by less ...


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Partial Frame Challenge Individual left on base is a meaningless statistic that is reported virtually nowhere that has a meaningful statistical background. MLB.com does report it in their box scores, but no other major site that I could find even reports any LOB beyond Team LOB, nor do the newspaper box scores of old that I could find. Fangraphs does not ...


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Twenty two In actual fact, transfermarkt does highlight his assists for country. According to transfermarkt he made 22 assists in 48 appearances for Holland, and scored 33 goals, whilst accumulating 6 yellow cards and 1 red card.


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Yes, it counts - in general, penalties during regular play are not treated any differently from other goals in in football. Disclaimer: A "shutout" is not something defined in the Laws of the Game (even in the glossary), so for a definitive answer you would need to refer to whichever organisation is collating the shutout statistics.


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In NHL database every event has an order in match number. If events happen at the end of a penalty which lasted for the time it normally should without terminating it with a goal, these events have a flag if they happened in a power-play, short-handed play or at even strength (these flags are on all goal events).


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Technically, the tournament was renamed Copa America in 1975. It isn't really hard to list all the best players: Year Best Player 1975 Teófilo Cubillas 1979 Carlos Caszely 1983 Enzo Francescoli 1987 Carlos Valderrama 1989 Rubén Sosa 1991 Leonardo Rodríguez 1993 Sergio Goycochea 1995 Enzo Francescoli 1997 Ronaldo 1999 Rivaldo 2001 Amado ...


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About 60% As you mention, the starting team wins about 60% percent of the time. This paper in the American Economic Review, freely available from the London School of Economics repository here, analyses every penalty shootout in a major tournament (world cup, continent cup, English/German/Spanish cup, uefa league and champions league) for which data was ...


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