RE: [APBR_analysis] Re: Home vs Away FT%
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From: aaronkoo [mailto:deano@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 5:11 PM
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, <igorkupfer@r...> wrote:
>> 02-03, all players
>> Home 22287-29415 75.8%
>> Road 21741-28688 75.8%
>I was thinking about the same thing.
>My next questions was: "If we don't see any difference, does that
>imply that the actual difference in performance that we do see
>between home and road is then due to defense alone (since defense has
>no role in shooting FTs)?"
A tempting conclusion, but one could well imagine that other aspects
of a team's offense decline on the road, even though their FT% stays
the same. FT% is probably the one element of offense which changes
the least under varying circumstances of home, road, quality of
Still, it's interesting to contemplate. I would've guessed that the
offense on the road would be most affected, and maybe instead it's
the defense (either the visitor's D getting worse or the home team's
D getting better). Plus officiating.