How SIG Makes Bets in Golf

How SIG Makes Bets in Golf

Curious to learn more about SIG’s Dublin-based sports betting team, Nellie Analytics? SIG Sports Trader, Doug Yass, joined The Turn golf podcast to discuss just that! Nellie does almost all of their trading through peer-to-peer exchanges where the margins are significantly lower than sportsbooks. Doug discussed the origins of his...
Intro to Sports Analytics at SIG

Intro to Sports Analytics at SIG

We’re always looking for new opportunities here at SIG. The list of products that we trade continues to grow all the time: equities, index futures and ETFs, bonds, commodities, currencies (crypto or otherwise), options on all of those, sports…. wait, sports!?  Yes, sports! SIG has been building a team of...

SIG’s Night at the Ballpark Sweepstakes Challenge

Wednesday morning, June 26, 2019 At SIG’s Philadelphia office, we celebrate the summer each year with our “Night at the Ballpark” perfect for enjoying each other’s company and cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies. This year, the Phillies will be hosting the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. To make...
Serena Williams’s probability of winning the US Open

Williams vs. Osaka – A Cool Calculation

Emotions were high in Flushing Meadows when Serena Williams protested the umpire’s decisions during the 2018 US Open Finals against Naomi Osaka. It would become one of the hottest topics on social media in the days and weeks that followed, with millions of people around the world debating issues ranging...

Strategy in Baseball – A Look at Pitch Count

One of the simplest applications of game theory and strategy to sports is pitch selection in baseball. On every single play, the pitcher has dozens of possibilities in his arsenal. For example, Arizona Diamondbacks’ star Zack Greinke has five main pitches: two types of fastballs (four seam and two seam),...
NHL Draft Pick Probability

NHL Draft Pick Probability

Getting the top pick in the NHL draft is a big deal for NHL teams and fans. Each year the league holds a lottery to determine the order teams receive draft picks. To discourage teams from purposely losing to guarantee the top pick, all 15 teams that didn’t make the...