In this research project, we are trying to reject the null hypothesis that there is no home field advantage in the NFL. This is important because if there is a true home field advantage in the NFL, we would be able to more accurately predict the scores of future NFL games based on the teams that are playing, they in-game statistics, and who is the home and away teams. Our main findings include that there is a significant relationship between time of possession, first down, turnovers, and third down conversions and the score of the game. However, there is no statistical evidence of a home field advantage in the NFL. There are teams that tend to have a better score margin when at home than on the road, yet, as a whole, NFL teams and their score margins are not affected by whether or not they are at home or on the road.
Economics, Finance, & Accounting
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Avila, Luke and Schreyer, Sam
"Is Home Field Advantage Present In the NFL?,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2020, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2020/iss2020/4