There's no place like home: home court advantage in North American sports leagues
by John Berdell; James Ciecka; Anthony C. Krautmann
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM), Vol. 14, No. 1/2/3/4, 2013

Abstract: We use a measure of home team advantage (HTA) that allows us to examine its relative strength across dissimilar sports leagues. Our metric confirms the widely reported existence of HTA. We control for relative team strength, thereby allowing comparisons across leagues. We find the strongest HTA in the National Basketball Association, followed by the National Football League and Major League Baseball in decreasing order.

Online publication date: Sat, 05-Jul-2014

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