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Luck vs Skill in Sports: Examining Sports Statistics

05 Jun, 2017

Luck vs Skill in Sports: Examining Sports Statistics

 

 Smack dab in the middle of the NBA finals, Vox publishes a youtube video that explores statistics in sports.  More specifically they look at the comparison between luck and skill in sports (Which sports are based more on luck vs skill?)  Well they state that along the spectrum of luck vs skill, hockey is closest to luck and basketball is closest to skill.  Of course, like with everything, this isn't 100% proven.  They use a complex formula of games played, player size, number of possessions, number of chances to score etc.  Watch the video below and give us your opinion on the luck vs skill argument in sports!

 

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