Player statistics for predicting NBA game point for the 2017-2018 season

Published: 28 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/x3p3fgym83.1
Mei-Ling Huang, Yi-Jung Lin


The sample for this study comes from the basketball reference website ( The data collected is the statistical data of players per game in the NBA 30 teams in the 2017-2018 season. The data of each team is an EXCEL file. The columns are in order: player's Uniform Number, Rank, Season Game, match date, team, Home or Away (this is a category variable, Home = 0; Away = 1), opponent, Games Started (this is a category variable , Starter = 1; substitutes = 0), Minutes Played (here Minutes are converted to Seconds), Field Goals, Field Goal Attempts, Field Goal Percentage, 3-Point Field Goals, 3-Point Field Goal Attempts, 3-Point Field Goal Percentage, Free Throws, Free Throw Attempts, Free Throw Percentage, Offensive Rebounds, Defensive Rebounds, Total Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks, Turners, Personal Fouls, Points, Game Score, Plus / Minus.



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