Sharp Sports Analytics combines a unique understanding of advanced analytics along with an intricate understanding of sports. We’ve written code alongside some of statistics’ finest and have paced the sidelines with some of football’s best. It is this unique perspective on sports that allows us to identify trends and more importantly identify trash. In an ever expanding world of data, statistics have been used as a sales tool. Not here. Our models are accurate, are analysis is on point, and our conclusions are clear. So if you’re looking for that extra edge, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t be a square, stay sharp.
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Members of the Team
Jordan Sundheim (AKA Jmoney)
Jordan’s unique background consists of 13 years worth of sports and analytics experience. As part of Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff at Stanford, it was Jordan’s job to recognize opponent tendencies. As a data scientist, it was Jordan’s job to identify the strength of college programs across 29 different sports. His Master’s program at Duke in Computational Economics made Jordan a Bayesian for life (no, that’s not someone from the island of Barbados). While he never thinks about game outcomes deterministically, he is determined to see SSA succeed. Jordan still sits up at night wondering why the NFL passed on a 220 fullback who ran a 4.8 forty.
Follow Jordan on Twitter @JDSports84
Vivek Subramanian (AKA Vman)
While his PhD program might be in Biomedical Engineering, Vivek’s true passion is sports. His Master’s thesis on nonlinear pattern recognition allows him to find relationships in sports data that lie below the surface. His understanding of neural engineering not only allows him to comprehend how people think, but model how they will react. In progress towards his third degree from Duke University, Vivek is equipped with the tools to model sports data in a way that has never been done before. In his free time Vivek ponders how the Spurs will get back to the NBA finals.
Follow Vivek on Twitter @vman049
Rod Kessler (AKA Hot Rod)
Rod is a sports fanatic and a Vegas veteran. His years of sports betting experience mean he understands the ins and outs of the sports betting market. Much like a seasoned stock trader can identify market movements before they happen, Rod possesses the skills to navigate the complex world of sports betting. Given some of his past hot streaks, Rod has appropriately earned the nickname Hot Rod.
Follow Hot Rod on Twitter @HotRodsPicks
Erik Zawojski (AKA EZpick6)
As a young buck, Erik was quite the athlete. Known as EZ, you might think his nickname comes from his ability to take interceptions to the house. In reality, he earned his nickname for winning a six team parlay (SSA never recommends parlays) and after the fact saying it was easy to pick six winners. A former Vegas resident, EZ possesses a knowledge of sports, an analytical mind, and understanding of Vegas. He always finds himself on the sharp side of the action.
Follow EZpick6 on Twitter @erikzawojski
Dave (AKA Bulldog Dave)
If professional gaming was a thing in the 90’s, Dave would have certainly gone pro. As an avid sports fan and gaming savant, Dave routinely toyed with his Madden competition during his youth. He is now a veteran of the sports gaming industry, possessing over a decade of experience. His in depth knowledge of professional sporting leagues allows him to understand both player and team performance as well as recognize industry trends. His dream is to bring back the college football video game with player ratings so accurate and game-play so real, that the outcomes of the video game outperform the Vegas lines.
Follow Bulldog Dave on Twitter @bulldogdave22