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Author Biography

Anthony Teeter, is a recent graduate from the Milgard School of Business with a major in Finance from the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Business Analytics program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His passion is in sports analytics and his goal is to merge the data analysis of computations into the enhanced development of athletics and predictive reasoning.

Document Type

Undergraduate Research Paper


The history of wagering predictions and their impact on wide reaching disciplines such as statistics and economics dates to at least the 1700’s, if not before. Predicting the outcomes of sports is a multibillion-dollar business that capitalizes on these tools but is in constant development with the addition of big data analytics methods., a popular website for fantasy sports leagues, provides odds predictions in multiple sports, produces proprietary computer models of both winning and losing teams, and provides specific point estimates. To test likely candidates for inclusion in these prediction algorithms, the authors developed a computer model, and test its accuracy compared to the professional black box model. The result, named the Turnover Model, has consistent performance with in two cases, the moneyline and over/under wagers, and a superior performance in the against the spread wager. Logistic regression analysis was then employed to determine what factors contributed to this superior performance. Further work will refine this model to incorporate additional variables.


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