Monthly Archives: April 2011

NBA Playoffs: Round 2

The first round of the NBA playoffs is over now that the Spurs have been eliminated.  That was one surprise; I would argue that the Hawks beating the Magic was another.  In terms of the TrueHoop Smackdown, I am in … Continue reading

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NHL Playoffs: Round 2

With two more game 7s ending tonight, the first round of the NHL playoffs is over.  Now we can predict round 2!  The NHL re-seeds after each round (which makes a lot of sense to me), so we have:

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The Nuggets Did Not Lose at the Line

It looks like I’m going to miss on at least three first-round picks this year.  The closest call was taking the Nuggets over the Thunder.  The Nuggets have lost a couple of close games and missed a lot of free … Continue reading

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Checking in on the Playoffs

I was hoping I’d get to do this a little sooner, but the NBA teams are dragging their feet on finishing out series.  We’ll start there and then move on to the NHL.  The predictions were made here, here, and … Continue reading

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NBA Playoffs: Predicting the West

Last time I covered the East; now the West is set and we can fill in the rest of the playoffs.  As before, the models are described here and here.  The predictions are fairly straightforward, so after that I’ll have … Continue reading

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NBA Playoffs: Predicting the East

UPDATE: I tweaked things a little bit due to changes in point differentials from the last two days of the season.  Everything below is up-to-date. As of last night the Eastern Conference playoff bracket has been set.  We have to … Continue reading

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NHL Playoff Predictions

The NHL regular season is over as of last night, and the playoffs begin on Wednesday.  That means it’s time for predictions!  I’ll be using my very simple NHL model.  The short description is that it picks a winner from … Continue reading

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I Don’t Understand

Bill Simmons has an article today where he talks about his MVP pick, his All-NBA team, and some other things (of course).  Not to give it away, but he picks Rose as his MVP.  I covered the statistical argument a … Continue reading

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Bayes’ Theorem and ESPN

Last night I was watching the Lakers-Jazz game but went to bed before it ended.  This morning I get up and turn on SportsCenter, and I hear something like “Kobe Bryant had the ball at the end of the game.  … Continue reading

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