Basketball Betting. How fouling affects NBA outcomes?
Let us switch it up a bit, and talk about some basketball betting. Since NBA is one of the most popular sports betting markets in the world, let us find out how can fouling help you make better predictions. Read on.
Are you a true basketball fan? Well, if you know enough about one of the world’s most exciting sports to watch, then you should remember something called «hack-a-shaq» - the strategy used back in the day to stop the clock by fouling (preferably the worst free-throw shooter, which Shaq was). The wide use of this approach raised concerns around the league and subsequently forced the rule change. However, there were a couple of studies & researches done prior to the change, which found a couple of interesting aspects of this strategy. The paper found out a couple of interesting points that could be useful when analysing the game...