TITLE

Testing for Bias and Manipulation in the National Basketball Association Playoffs

AUTHOR(S)
Timothy Zimmer; Todd Kuethe
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports;Jul2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p1149
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The following paper examines potential sources of bias in National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. Employing NBA playoff data from 2003 through 2008, we investigate the expected margin of victory by the favored team. This method, by incorporating potentially mitigating variables, can also be used to test for potential bias and manipulation in tournament results.
ACCESSION #
43981066

 

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