Informing Defensive Strategy in Cornhole Through Probabilistic Modeling

Abstract The game of cornhole is structured quite simply: hierarchically from round to game, a game is won by scoring or exceeding 21 points before your opponent. Because each game's score is the sum of the point differential in each round, to optimize the probability of winning a given game the objective should be to create as … Continue reading Informing Defensive Strategy in Cornhole Through Probabilistic Modeling

Establishing the Point Equivalency Value of Fouls in the NBA

Abstract The notion of a "good foul" is a prominent concept in basketball; as such, it is virtually a universally applied strategy. The concept suggests that rather than concede what would be a "guaranteed basket", defenders should foul the shooting player. Ideally, this causes the shooter to miss the field goal attempt and forces said … Continue reading Establishing the Point Equivalency Value of Fouls in the NBA