Welcome!

Welcome to Practically Predictable. If you want to learn sports analytics, this site is meant for you!

Sports analytics has come a long way from the publication of Moneyball in 2003 (and the film’s 2011 release) to the recent World Series. Although analytics first gained widespread attention in baseball, it has also become important in basketball, the NFL, English Premier League football, tennis and many other sports. The increasing use of analytics has changed sports and sports journalism.

This site will teach you how to:

  • access the huge amount of sports data available on the internet;
  • create charts and graphs to get insight and tell interesting stories about the data; and
  • make useful sports predictions supported by the data.

Whether your goal is to improve your fantasy roster, pick better NCAA March Madness brackets, or just learn about the exciting field of sports analytics, I hope you find this site helpful and informative.
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