2020 SACAD Entrants

Document Type

Poster

Date

4-22-2020

Entry Category

Empirical- Undergraduate

Abstract

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.

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