Monday, October 22, 2018

2018 MLB World Series: East Meets West

Several years ago, we performed research on decades’ worth of championship results across the major sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Our goal is to quantify the impact of factors related to sports psychology. Early results are mentioned in our book, “Who Will Win the Big Game: A Psychological and Mathematical Method.
Since our book came out, our published “quant fact predictions” have been correct about 65% of the time — sometimes picking underdogs to win championships. What do the numbers say about the 2018 World Series? 
Read more here:

https://sportsquants.kinja.com/who-will-win-the-2018-world-series-east-meets-west-1829925471

We'll update our record after the World Series.


Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 March Madness: Title Game

We ran our sports psychology analytics and published our official quant fact prediction.  Historically, we have done very well with college basketball. 

Our published results have been correct about 65% of the time, often picking underdogs.
This evening’s title game sees Villanova tip-off against Michigan. What do our sports psychology “quant facts” have to say about the big game?



Please read here for more info:
https://sportsquants.kinja.com/2018-final-four-who-will-win-the-ncaa-mens-hoops-title-1824253318


Monday, February 5, 2018

Quant Facts now 50-28 (64.1%)

The Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl.  Our quant fact prediction was on the underdog Eagles, improving our record to 50-28 (64.1%).

https://sportsquants.kinja.com/who-will-win-the-big-game-super-bowl-lii-2018-1822595205

Our research is based on decade's worth of data in all of the major sports -- and quantifies concepts related to sports psychology and championship factors.  For almost a decade, we have published our quant fact predictions and have been correct 64.1% of the time -- sometimes picking underdogs.  This shows the power of analytics, sports psychology, and our work.  Thank you for reading.



Carlton Chin and Jay Granat have been friends and associates for many years -- and are co-authors of "Who Will Win the Big Game: A Psychological and Mathematical Approach."