How relevant is Home and Away? Topic

Does it make any difference at all in the sims?
5/14/2014 1:03 PM
There is a slight built in advantage to the home team.
5/14/2014 1:40 PM
Sometimes it makes a big difference. At one point in my current league I was 21-1 at home and 7-15 on the road. I think that's a bit unrealistic. A team good enough to win 21 of 22 at home should at least be able to go .500 against essentially the very same teams on the road!
5/16/2014 4:40 PM
Before the season starts home teams are picked as 3 point favorites.
5/16/2014 7:34 PM

My current record: 26-2 (.929) at home, 11-16 (.407) on road. I would challenge you to find a real NBA team with that kind of home/away divergence. It is rarely,if ever, that great.

5/17/2014 11:45 AM
2010-2011 Washington Wizards at one point in the season: home(14-12) away(0-25), overall discrepancy: .538 (end of season: .415)
1990-1991 Sacramento Kings: home(24-17) away(1-40), overall discrepancy: .543

Your discrepancy: .522

It might be incredibly rare, but it happens.

5/17/2014 1:50 PM
neither of the teams you mentioned were that dominant at home, though.

The HCA thing flipped a few years ago.  Used to, it didn't seem that big of a deal.  You'd see what you expected to see (a dominant team like bizzarrd's at home would be above .500 on the road)... but at some point it went extreme...

What I can't figure out is exactly what playing at home does for you.  It takes way more effort to track the necessary data than I have ever cared to spend.

5/17/2014 5:04 PM
2012-2013 Denver Nuggets: 38-3, 19-22 - .463

Not quite the discrepancy you have, but that's a dominant home team with a sub .500 record on the road.
5/17/2014 5:40 PM
I think bizzarrd's team is the exception, usually there is only a few wins difference between the home and away record in the sim.
5/17/2014 6:44 PM
I don't know... I'll pay more attention with my remaining teams, but I feel like it's been drastically different over the last couple of years.

edit:  my current teams seem to be more consistent than my memory.

5/17/2014 8:26 PM

Thanks for the input, guys. I'll post my final record here at the end of the season...and we'll see if it has evened out a bit by then.

5/18/2014 12:31 PM
Judging by my last league, we were averaging 8.4 win difference.    NBA last year was about 7.7.  All NBA and sim teams had more home wins than road wins.
5/19/2014 12:46 PM
Well, things evened out a little for my team by the end of the season: 38-3 at home, 24-17 on the road. I guess that's reasonable.
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