Albion College
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and the Outcomes of Sporting Events
Jonathon Lorenz, '15

Senior Mathematics Major

Albion College

For most casino games, the probabilities of outcomes are fairly straightforward to estimate. But what happens when we try to predict the outcome of a sports game? This talk explains the ins and outs of sports betting, and how gamblers use math to forecast winners. We will also cover the Pythagorean Method for NBA games, as well as how casinos ensure they make a profit. We will also examine influential figures in the mathematical examination of sports, like Bill James.
3:30 PM
All are welcome!
Palenske 227
April 30, 2015