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2291Re: Statistical study re road trip performance?

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  • Dean Oliver
    Jun 28 9:55 AM
      --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "medeas_child"
      <medeas_child@y...> wrote:
      > My reason for mentioning this is because when I was reading the
      > article, I had a vague recollection of a statistical study that was
      > done which studied team performance at various stages of a road
      > and that the conclusion drawn was that a travelling team's
      > performance tended to deteriorate as the road trip wore on.
      > I'm pretty sure that this study was a (professional) basketball
      > -weekly football schedules don't lend themselves to studies
      of "road
      > trips" and there's not that much published statistical studies of
      > hockey, period. I vaguely recall that it was a fairly simple study-
      > it only used winning percentage and, I believe, margin of victory
      > (which is why I don't think it was a baseball study). I don't even
      > know if the study was in depth enough to control for quality of
      > opponent.

      Sounds really familiar to me, too, but I may be thinking of a study
      on how teams perform with various days rest. It's an easy study to
      do, though. Maybe soon...

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