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Do Better Teams Fare Better Against the Spread? – 2014-15 Midseason Check In

Although finding correlations and analyzing past data is interesting, it is ultimately a meaningless endeavor unless it can predict future trends. Having found a strong link in the 2009-13 seasons between how many straight-up wins a team achieves and how many wins against the spread (WATS) they accrue, I wanted to check to make sure that this was trend holding… Read more →


Do Better Teams Fare Better Against the Spread?

I had previously determined that there is virtually no difference in WATS (Wins Against The Spread) percentage between favorites and underdogs in the NBA from 2009-2013. One might naturally assume that this finding could be extrapolated to mean that there is also no difference in WATS percentage between winning teams (who would be favorites more often) and losing teams (who… Read more →