If you are following the World Series, here are some articles based on a combination of quant research on concepts of sports psychology by Carlton Chin, of Adamah Capital, and Jay Granat, of StayIntheZone.com (for our book, "Who Will Win the Big Game?").
SF fans may prefer the NY Times article -- since the article (which focuses on the numbers) leans to the Giants...http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/
Texas fans may prefer this article, by my co-author, who goes for the softer "psychological" factors.
For purposes of this blog's records, the "official" prediction for the World Series will remain the Giants (the original pre-World Series-published article in the NY Times) -- based on our "quant facts."