Author Archives: JamieVannStruth

About JamieVannStruth

Consulting economist based in Vancouver, BC. Specializes in local economic development, economic impact analysis, and developing analytical tools in Excel. Crunches stats in sports, movies and life.

Reviewing NBA Over/Unders

Before the season started I wrote a lengthy post with my projections of NBA season win totals and I picked what I thought were the best over/under and prop bets for the season. Before reviewing those in particular, I thought … Continue reading

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Sim Season results for my player prop bets

My last post included 6 individual player prop bets for the new NBA season. I picked them largely on gut feel and then today I came across the final “Sim Season” results from Basketball Prospectus. With the help of Strat-o-Matic … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2011-12

I did a pile of number-crunching to come up with my forecast of the 2011-12 NBA season, so might as well get it on the record here. My main purpose was coming up with projected win totals for each team … Continue reading

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A note on time stamps

All of the contents of this blog after this post were originally posted on Tumblr, mostly during the first few months of 2011. But since Tumblr sucks for posts that involve actual original writing, I’m migrating everything over here to … Continue reading

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Bill Simmons likes us!

Bill Simmons of ESPN gave his take on the Sacramento Kings situation and identified Vancouver and Seattle as the “best available markets”. He was theorizing about the possible strategy for an outside owner to come in and buy the Kings … Continue reading

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Sacramento stays put for one(?) more year

This just shows how tough it is to move a franchise in one of the major pro sports. The move of the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim looked like an absolute slam dunk a month ago. Although maybe it’s just a … Continue reading

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Scratch the Pistons, for now

The Detroit Pistons have been purchased by a wealthy Michigan native, Tom Gores. This appears to secure the team’s future in Detroit, at least for now. They continue to play in the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburb … Continue reading

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