NBA Custom Projection Tool on Sale for $5 Through the End of the Season

By: Bryan Povlinski on March 22, 2014

With less than a month left in the 2013-2014 NBA regular season, the price of the daily fantasy basketball Custom Projection Tool has been reduced to $5. There’s still a lot of action left though over the last couple of weeks so jump in now to get the most value out of the sheet as you can. To learn more about how the tool works you can check out the How-To Guide and the User Manual. To purchase you can head on over to the Custom Projection Tool page.

NBA Offensive and Defensive Rank Over Time

By: Bryan Povlinski on March 7, 2014

A few weeks back I saw a tweet from Ed Kupfer who works in analytics for the Houston Rockets. He built a visualization showing all 30 teams offensive and defensive efficiency ranks over time. NBA Team offensive and defensive efficiency, ranks by date. — Ed Kupfer (@EdKupfer) February 26, 2014 The tool that I’ve built allows you to select the team that you’d like to see the trend chart for. When you initially open the tool, all the teams are displayed at once, but click on a team (or hold Control and click on as many additional teams as… Read More »

NBA Team Performance Dashboard

By: Bryan Povlinski on March 7, 2014

Compared to its counterparts Major League Baseball and the National Football League the NBA is a very fast-moving league. In MLB teams are playing almost every day and with so many games in the regular season it takes time to really build momentum or lose it. In the NFL, most games are happening on the same day each week and then the media gets 4 days or so with no action to craft a storyline or dive into the stats as they stand at that point in time. But the NBA is constantly changing and it’s hard to keep up… Read More »

NBA Team Streaks and Trend Ratings

By: Bryan Povlinski on January 29, 2014

When you want to check in on how an NBA team is performing throughout the season you typically see the same full season standings on every site. You might get to see a column that shows W-L over the last 10 games, but it’s difficult to see what teams are moving up or which teams may be falling off. Getting insight into in-season trends is the motivation for the NBA Team Streaks spreadsheet below. You can access the full sheet here, but this should give you a snapshot at the current point in time on team performance in the Last… Read More »

Notes from Pacers vs. Bulls 11-6-13

By: Bryan Povlinski on November 7, 2013

I was in attendance for the Pacers 97-80 victory over the Bulls, and I had a few thoughts on the game and the Pacers season so far. The Pacers are off to an outstanding start to the season as the NBA’s only undefeated team at 5-0. The other top contenders in the East have gotten out of the blocks much slower as the Bulls have started 1-3 and the Heat have lost 2 games including one to the lowly 76ers. This is particualry impressive given the Pacers slow start to last season. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Pacers… Read More »

2013-2014 NBA Preseason Stats

By: Bryan Povlinski on November 6, 2013

Unofficial stats courtesy of Dougstats for the 2013-2014 NBA Preseason. 2013-2014 NBA Preseason Stats in Excel

Can the Knicks Beat the Pacers by Going Big?

By: Bryan Povlinski on May 6, 2013

Knicks coach Mike Woodson commented after their Game 1 loss to the Pacers that he may try to use Kenyon Martin and Tyson Chandler together with Carmelo Anthony to counteract the Pacers size. On paper this sounds like a good idea. It would make it more difficult for the Pacers to score by putting a stronger defender on David West. It should also help Carmelo stay out of foul trouble. However, let’s dig into the lineup stats to see if this would really be a good idea for the Knicks. The Knicks have primarily used Carmelo as the 4 in… Read More »

Pacers Formula for Success in Atlanta – More Hibbert and West

By: Bryan Povlinski on May 3, 2013

The Pacers have been miserable against the Hawks in Atlanta this playoff series – a continuation of the trend they’ve followed the last 5 seasons. The Pacers have lost their last 13 games in Atlanta even though they’ve had no problem against the Hawks at home. How can the Pacers avoid the pressure of Game 7 and wrap up the series tonight on the road? The simple answer is to maximize the amount of time David West and Roy Hibbert are on the court (especially on the court together). In the 2 games in Atlanta this series the Pacers have… Read More »

Is Ty Lawson Killing the Nuggets?

By: Bryan Povlinski on May 1, 2013

I was looking into individual plus/minus stats for the playoffs I was shocked what I saw on Ty Lawson. During the regular season Lawson was solid. When he was on the court the Nuggets outscored opponents by 5.47 points per 48 minutes and that dropped to 4.35 points when Lawson was off the court. Ty Lawson Regular Season   However, when you take a look at those same on/off splits during the first 4 games of the 1st round series against the Warriors Lawson’s plus/minus numbers have fallen off a cliff. Ty Lawson Playoffs (Games 1-4)   I expected Andre… Read More »

Friday 4-26 NBA Playoffs Fanduel Analytics

By: Bryan Povlinski on April 26, 2013

Please see Introducing the Spreadsheet-Sports Daily Fantasy Sports Analytics System for more information on how these rankings work. Top Overall Plays 1.Carmelo Anthony 2. Dwight Howard 3. Stephen Curry Best Value Plays 1. Jarrett Jack 2. Carl Landry 3. Jordan Crawford Trending Upward 1. Darius Morris 2. Klay Thompson 3. Anthony Randolph Access the full Daily Fantasy Sports Analytics Spreadsheet If you have any suggestions on how to improve these daily fantasy rankings with new stats or different views please let us know in the comments!

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