Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
An official journal of the American Statistical Association
Editor-in-Chief: Rigdon, Steve
Editorial Board Member: Glickman, PhD, Mark
4 Issues per year
CiteScore 2016: 0.44
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.288
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.358
Racial Bias in the NBA: Implications in Betting Markets
Recent studies have documented the existence of an own-race bias on the part of sports officials. In this paper we explore the implications of these biases on betting markets. We use data from the 1991/92 - 2004/05 NBA regular seasons to show that a betting strategy exploiting own-race biases by referees would systematically beat the spread.
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