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Recent articles by Neil:

Duke’s late rally over UCF was incredible. Here are the numbers to prove it.

UCF's win probability was as high as 79 percent with two minutes left to play in the game, and nearly all of the critical shots during that final stretch defied the odds. → Read More

NHL’s scoring surge has seven players on or above a 100-point pace

There have only been 15 100-point seasons over the past decade. We could see 11 players reach that mark this season. → Read More

The March Madness oddities that could actually happen this year

Duke and North Carolina have never met in the NCAA tournament, but they could. So could these other scenarios that we've never seen before. → Read More

Best ATS bets for all first-round games in the 2019 NCAA tournament

From 2005 to 2018, No. 1 seeds have a 29-26-1 record ATS in the first round. → Read More

March Madness bracket pool tips: A beginner’s guide

Here are 10 things you need to know about filling out an NCAA tournament bracket for your pool. → Read More

Want to win your March Madness pool? Don’t pick Duke to win it all.

Forty-one percent of participants in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge — which had 17.3 million entrants in 2018 — are picking Duke to win it all in 2019. → Read More

Top-seeded Duke has the toughest Final Four path of any men’s No. 1 seed

Coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t done any favors by the selection committee. → Read More

March Madness 2019: The next UMBC? Here’s how likely it is a No. 16 seed beats a No. 1

In 2018, No. 1 seeds were put on notice that they, too, could be bounced out of the tournament in the first round. → Read More

2019 NCAA tournament: The perfect bracket to win your March Madness pool

There are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 different ways you can fill out a bracket. Or, you can just copy this one. → Read More

Bryce Harper is learning that shift happens

The Phillies slugger faced a four-man outfield for the first time recently, and shifting against Harper makes a lot of sense. → Read More

2019 NCAA tournament: The most likely upsets for the first round

Our DAViD metric, the Data-Assisted Victory Detector for the NCAA tournament, highlights which of these first-round upsets are not only the most likely to occur, but also which will provide the most value by differentiating your picks from the pool. → Read More

Calgary Flames are the team to beat in the West

The team’s offense took a few nights off this month, resulting in a four-game losing streak, but everything seems to be back on track. → Read More

The New York Jets have agreed to spend a lot of money on the wrong players

New York has made a big splash in free agency, bringing in Le'Veon Bell, C.J. Mosley and Jamison Crowder. → Read More

Don’t doubt the Warriors until they lose the top spot in the West

The Warriors have seven losses by 20 or more points this season, a resume item no team has overcome to win a title within the same year. → Read More

Antonio Brown is not the missing piece for the Oakland Raiders

Since he entered the league in 2010, Brown leads the league in receptions (837), receiving yards (11,207), and touchdown catches (74). In 2018, he caught 104 of 168 targets for 1,297 receiving yards and a league-high 15 touchdowns; the latter was also a career high at age 30. → Read More

The Tampa Bay Lightning are rewriting the record books as they surge into the postseason

Nikita Kucherov is on pace for 130 points, which would be the highest point total ever by a Russian in the NHL. And that’s just one component of the Lightning’s dominance. → Read More

How the mighty Virginia Cavaliers play into the hands of March Madness underdogs

Virginia is outscoring opponents by 37.2 points per 100 possessions according to Pomeroy’s ratings, the second-highest adjusted efficiency since the site’s debut in 2002. → Read More

MLB teams have a need for speed on the mound, and that’s bad for Dallas Keuchel

The 31-year-old left hander turned down the Houston Astros’ one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer in November in hopes of securing a more lucrative contract in free agency. → Read More

Are pass coverage and new defensive coordinator behind Giants’ odd Landon Collins move?

Collins, who started every game his first two seasons and 59 games during his four-year tenure with Big Blue, was selected to the Pro Bowl three times from 2016 to 2018 and named an all-pro in 2016. → Read More

The Jayhawks’ NCAA tourney odds are long, but odds for their 14-year streak were truly insane

For the first time since 2004, the Kansas men’s basketball team will not win the Big 12 regular-season championship, but they're still going to make March Madness. → Read More