The problem with applying sports betting tools to sports journalism

Can analytics make a bad game good? What are we to make of win percentage? Richard Whittall has been writing a newsletter and I think today’s is definitely worth checking out.

The Outline article he referenced is here:

He doesn’t touch on it, but as Daily Fantasy continues to slowly make its way into the sport (literally in the cases of some arenas) I can’t help but wonder if we’ll jump from having almost no in-game stats to some pretty obscure stuff for an unlikely player getting a lot of DFS points. Over/Under and the spread as sneakily referenced to in some (boring) games as well.

Sometimes games can just be boring. Goodness knows that seems to be the case in some F1 races…