Eastside Sports AnalysisWe are a company specialised in sports- analysis and betting. Since 2013 we have been doing research and creating data-driven models on major U.S. sports.
Our ultimate goal and the major driver behind what we do, has from the beginning been to create data-driven models that can predict the next event (matchup) in a way that’s valuable for users. This is and has been a very difficult task, but with the fast growth in the availability of data and faster data processing capabilities, it’s a bit easier nowadays. This of course means, that the overall model that is used is today is more accurate than before and makes the competition harder. The task is to have a model that in the long run can help our users to beat the bookmakers closing lines.
The Handicapper is a web application that uses player and team data to create projections and calculate probabilities for many different outcomes in sports events. The application uses dynamic and predictive models to handicap games. Each sports/league has its own model. You can choose to tune the model parameters according to own preferences, or use back-tested default settings to create accurate, data-driven predictions for every game of the season.
The power of The Handicapper is its huge player database. Each game prediction consists of bottom-up player analysis and evaluation. The prediction engine uses a number of different quantitative methods like moving averages, exponential smoothing, z-scores etc. Data-driven player evaluation is the key, but you can also implement your own team- and player ratings, if you feel you have a good grasp of how good teams/players are in relation to each other.
Try it for FREE: www.thehandicapper.net