Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Quant Facts now 41-24 (63.1%)

We split this year's NBA and NHL finals, so that our record is now 41-24 (63.1%) in major championships.  We selected the Miami Heat incorrectly, but note that the San Antonio Spurs were a favorite in the finals.

The fact that these relatively simple methods have posted a 63.1% winning percentage when regularly selecting underdogs -- shows the power of analytics and sports psychology.  

Carlton Chin is a quant fact researcher who enjoys applying math to everything from sports analytics to the financial markets. Thoughtful analysis can result in knowledge discovery and help to explain the world around us. Carlton has been a contributor to the Sacramento Kings Advisory Council, New York Times and Rant Sports, and has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal and ESPN. 

Dr. Jay Granat is a psychotherapist and has been named one of America's top mental gurus.  Jay coaches athletes of all levels, and has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Good Morning America, ESPN and the New York Times.