Friday, October 6, 2017

2017 MLB Playoff Preview

Here's an excerpt from our latest article -- on the 2017 MLB Playoffs:


Historically, we publish articles for the finals of major sporting events such as the Super Bowl or World Series. Here, we use our research to rank the 2017 MLB playoff contenders.


Our readers will recall that our quant facts are based on factors related to sports psychology. In particular, we study championship factors such as consistency, leadership, confidence, and big game experience. In almost a decade of published articles, our book’s research has correctly predicted the winner of major sporting events almost two-thirds of the time, sometimes picking underdogs.

Read more here.

Or here:

http://sportsquants.kinja.com/who-will-win-the-big-game-a-2017-mlb-playoff-preview-1819141384


Carlton Chin, a graduate of MIT, is a quant researcher focused on portfolio strategy and sports analytics. He has worked with various sports organizations, including the Sacramento Kings on their Analytics Advisory Council — and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and ESPNDr. Jay Granat is a psychotherapist and founder of www.stayinthezone.com 
Carlton’s students at a local university contributed to this article.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Quant Facts 48-27 (64.0%)

With last year's correct Super Bowl prediction -- with the crazy New England Patriot comeback, our quant fact predictions improved to 48-27 -- or 64.0%.  The timing of certain other major sports (March Madness and the NBA/NHL) -- and a busy spring -- kept us from publishing other articles, but we are back with MLB info.

More soon.  Thanks for reading.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Who's the GOAT in Men's Olympic Hockey?


With the 2017 NHL playoffs underway and the 2018 Olympic Games coming up in less than a year, we thought we’d take a look at the greatest men’s Olympic Hockey Teams since hockey became an Olympic Sport in 1920. Several years ago, one of us wrote an article on the Miracle on Ice — and used Monte Carlo analyses to study how miraculous the 1980 US gold medal actually was.


Read more here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/which-is-the-greatest-olympic-hockey-team-of-all-time_us_58f03401e4b0156697224e1b





Authored by Carlton Chin and Jon Hartley.  Carlton, founder of CARAT / Adamah Capital -- is a graduate of MIT -- and a quant researcher focused on portfolio strategy and sports analytics. He has worked with various sports organizations, including the Sacramento Kings on their Analytics Advisory Council -- and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and ESPN.

Jon Hartley is an economics writer and researcher with interests in finance, macroeconomics and sports analytics. Jon is a regular economics contributor for Forbes and The Huffington Post and has had other writings appear in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Investor's Business Daily. Jon has also appeared on Fox Business, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, and NBC.