Author: Josiah Brady

May 15th, 2017 | Josiah Brady

NBA Player Advanced Metric Creation: Amplified Net Rating

  Using statistical modeling tools to form sound measurements for player and team comparison is becoming increasingly prevalent, and rightfully so. The use of predictive analytics and regression analysis has […]

May 10th, 2017 | Josiah Brady

MLB Daily Fantasy Breakdown 5/10/17: Yu Betcha

Welcome to another edition of Def Pen’s MLB Daily Fantasy breakdown series. In this breakdown, the top pitching options of the early slate, as well as the top hitting stacks […]

May 1st, 2017 | Josiah Brady

Quest to Battle NBA Tanking: Consolation Tournament For Lottery Reform

NBA Tanking: How Real is it? Many would scoff at the notion that professionals would stoop as low as to undermine the intrinsic value of competitive spirit. Athletes play professionally […]

April 14th, 2017 | Josiah Brady

2017 NBA Playoffs Predictions Interactive Web Application

If you remember two weeks ago, we discussed a model that could provide realistic playoff series predictions. There were a fair amount of predictions that mirrored the real life occurrences, […]

2017 NBA MVP Analytics
April 11th, 2017 | Josiah Brady

What Does NBA Twitter Think About 2017 NBA MVP Candidates?

  Who will take the 2017 NBA MVP crown? It certainly will not be a unanimous decision like last year’s. I thought it’d be interesting to see what great fans […]

NBA Power Rankings Analytics
April 10th, 2017 | Josiah Brady

Def Pen NBA Power Rankings: Trail Blazers Lock Playoff Status, Clippers Begin Rolling

Last week, David Morrow highlighted his great set of NBA Power Rankings right here! Check it out! The long NBA season is coming to a close. Here’s the final set […]

NBA Playoffs Analytics
March 31st, 2017 | Josiah Brady

Reassessing the 2016 NBA Playoffs & ’96 Bulls vs ’16 Warriors

Research and Commentary Introduction Observation Pool Factors/Metrics Used for Model Creation Statistical Reliability 2016 NBA Playoffs: Actual Outcomes vs Predicted Outcomes ’96 Bulls vs ’16 Warriors Best-of-7 Series: Who’s likely […]