With the NBA Draft recently completed, most fans’ eyes will turn towards free agency, which starts in a week. But before turning my focus toward free agency (find my free agency model from last summer here), I wanted to wrap up my NBA draft prospect analysis. Before the draft, I started building a k-means clustering-based … Continue reading NBA Similarity Score Model
Now that the Cavaliers and Warriors are facing off in the Finals for the 4th time in a row, the next NBA event that will actually be compelling may be the NBA draft, which is just under a month away. Last year, I built an NBA draft model to rate the best college basketball draft prospects. … Continue reading NBA Draft Model 2.0
As I have been documenting fairly often since January, I built an NBA model to predict the outcome of NBA games, both against the spread and win probabilities. Now that the regular season is over, I felt that it was time to evaluate how I did. I will do this in two different posts, the … Continue reading NBA Model Recap, Part 1
Now that the NBA Playoffs are finally here, I decided to tweak my current model to provide playoff series predictions. I already had the framework in place to predict single games, but I needed to introduce a structure to be able to predict an entire series. This gets a bit more complicated, as not all … Continue reading NBA Playoff Predictions
Using the betting model that I have introduced earlier, I computed new projections for the rest of the season. I computed these during the all-star break, so a few more games have been played since then. Here they are: Interesting to see the Jazz make the playoffs, given their hot play recently they seem to … Continue reading Most Recent NBA Projections
Back in November, I began playing with my SPM ratings to run game and full-season simulations. Although what I was doing was new, the results were essentially the same as my rankings introduced at the beginning of the year, as I essentially used the same rating methodology. Yet, I had the methodology to rate teams … Continue reading Introducing a New NBA Model
These are the most recent NBA rankings, accounting for new contracts before season start.