Reading Time: 13 minutes It’s time for another basketball analytics tutorial! This is for beginners and intermediate sports analytics enthusiasts. I will show you how to extract and prepare NBA data from basketball-reference.com and create a graph with a player’s career stats.
Tag: sports analytics
NBA Analytics Tutorial – Part 1: Using R to Analyze the Chicago Bulls’ Last Dance
Reading Time: 18 minutes It’s time for basketball analytics, folks, with a focus on the NBA! This tutorial is for beginners and intermediate sports analytics enthusiasts. I will show you how to extract and prepare NBA data, create basic plots, and run two clustering algorithms.
10 Steps to Get Started in Sports Analytics in 2023
Reading Time: 12 minutes Throughout the article below, I go through my approach of how to become great in the four pillars of a sports analytics expert: Communication, Statistics, Programming, and Sports Knowledge.
Soccer Analytics for Beginners: An R Tutorial on EURO 2020 Data – Web Scraping & Radar Plots
Reading Time: 12 minutes Bill K from SweepSportsAnalytics.com presents Soccer Analytics for Beginners: An R Tutorial with EURO 2020 Data – Web Scraping & Radar Plots.
Step 1: Download R Studio
Step 2: Install packages
Step 3: Load libraries
Step 4: Read fbref.com URLs
Step 5: Read a single pair of tables for a single game
Step 6: Read all tables for all games
Step 7: Create summary data frame
Step 8: Select players
Step 9: Create the radar plots
Step 10: Make the graph presentable
Step 11: Interpret the graph
EURO 2020 Group F: Matchday 2 Review & Matchday 3 Outlook – France, Germany, Portugal, and Hungary All Potential Casualties in the Group of Death
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Group of Death turned out to be even more exciting than expected. All four teams have a chance to make it to the next round. Every goal counts as the 3rd place may lead to the next round as well.
UEFA EURO 2020 Group E: Matchday 2 Review & Matchday 3 Outlook – Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia Battle It Out
Reading Time: 4 minutes Spain absolutely needs a win against Slovakia. The Spaniards are strong favorites, with 80% chances of winning. Slovakia will work hard to at least get a draw that would see them qualify to the round of 16. Poland and Sweden have similar chances of winning, with the Central European team having a slight edge. With a draw, the Scandinavians would clinch at least 2nd place and may even finish 1st if the other group match ends as a tie too.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Bucks Favorites over the Hawks, Key Performance Analysis
Reading Time: 5 minutes Milwaukee Faces the Hawks for a Spot in the NBA 2021 Finals The NBA Eastern Conference Finals start on Wednesday with the Milwaukee Bucks having
EURO 2020: Group C – Matchday 2 Review & Matchday 3 Outlook
Reading Time: 4 minutes Both Austria and Ukraine will qualify with a draw, but chances are that Ukraine won’t risk conceding a late goal. The Netherlands have qualified and North Macedonia have already exited the tournament.
EURO 2020: Group B – Matchday 2 Review & Matchday 3 Outlook
Reading Time: 5 minutes Belgium are the obvious favorites in their match against Finland. Russia against Denmark is a much expected game against two sides that play different styles of football.
NBA Western Conference Finals: Suns Favorites over the Clippers, Key Performance Analysis
Reading Time: 4 minutes Phoenix Facing the Kawhi-less Clippers for a Chance at a Championship Ring The NBA Western Conference Finals start on Sunday with the Phoenix Suns having