Panel discussion II: Predictive sports betting analytics

The second panel discussion from MIT Sloan’s sports analytics conference I listened to was about analytics in betting and sports prediction. The soccer analystics discussion I listened to first was interesting!

The discussion about predictive sports betting was interesting even though nothing new really came out. Participating were Jeff Ma (Moderator), member of the famous MIT Blackjack Team; Matthew Holt, Director at Cantor Gaming; Chad Millman, Editor in Chief and betting blogger at ESPN the Magazine; and Haralabos Voulgaris, professional punter.


Soccer analytics panel discussion

MIT Sloan holds a very interesting sport analytics conference each year. The 2013 conference was held a couple of months back and I have started to dig into the extensive range of video conferences available on their website. Here is a very interesting panel discussion about football (soccer) analytics, featuring Chris Anderson, the great football (or soccer) analytics blogger and author of the new book The Numbers Game, which I will dig into soon.

The 2012 conference is also available on the web. The soccer analytics panel discussion – with former star defender Alexi Lalas and others – is available here. The ice hockey analytics discussion – with dinosaur Brian Burke, Boston Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli and others – is available here.


Panel discussion II: Predictive sports betting analytics