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Scorecasting

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In Scorecasting, University of Chicago financial economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost.

AMONG THE INSIGHTS THAT SCORECASTING REVEALS:

Why do referees routinely miss calls and why do fans and the league want them to?

Why is picking #1 in the NFL draft worse than picking #32?

READ EXCERPT

Why are Dwight Howard’s 232 blocked shots worth less than Tim Duncan’s 149?

Why are .299 hitters much more rare (and perhaps more valuable) than .300 hitters?

Which penalties are more likely to be called early rather than late in an NHL game?

Why are games longer when the home team is losing than when they are winning?

How much does weather matter for home field advantage in the NFL?

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

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