#N/A Errors in DFS Salaries Explained

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At BigDataBall, we only support “CLASSIC” style salaries and positions.  On the weekends and on special days like Christmas, MLK, if there is an afternoon game, DraftKings, or the other operators can sometimes prefer not to include the earliest game in any classic slate. We also added a note to the DFS dataset column headers. And the below image explains …

Converting Dates in Excel

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We use the MM/DD/YYYY format in the datasets. This might not be the date format you’d like, but with this guide, you can learn how to convert the cell value to any date format or convert date to text. Working with dates in Excel can be quite irritating. If you want to make date-based calculations, your cells must be recognized …

How To Calculate Aggregated Stats

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By default, BigDataBall provides game-by-game logs. In case you’d like to have a season averages table using the logs, follow this walkthrough. A) Getting the Unique List of Players A1) We need to transform game-by-game logs to a table that shows season averages of players from the NBA 2019-20 season. A2) Open your most recent version of the BigDataBall NBA …

Introduction To Predictive Analytics

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In this guide, we will try to predict DFS salaries with multiple linear regression in Excel and our aim is to help you interpret the results statistically. You might want to exercise how the ideal salary compares to the official DraftKings salary which will lead you to identify value players for a given day. SET THE HYPOTHESIS 1) Ask your …

Understanding the Odds

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At BigDataBall, we always use American odds which are obtained from sources like ScoresandOdds.com and SportsbookReview.com. This guide aims to explain the way we display game odds including juices, PKs, EVENs. Let’s get started with a few samples: “13.5 -05”   –  Identical to “13.5 -105”.   –  You are betting on the underdog team while the spread is “13.5”.   –  But you …