On/Off Stats in College Basketball

Ever wonder how much a player impacts their team performance when they're on the court? On/Off stats do this for every player for every statistic.


Pivot Analysis is tracking On/Off numbers for points, rebounds, assists, shot profiles and more for all players in DI.


Let's take a look at Chet Holmgren and Gonzaga as an example. Using On/Off we can see that the Bulldogs are scoring about 130 points per 100 possessions on offense and holding opponents to 91.34 points per 100 possessions. Compared to when he sits, Chet's net rating is +11.94.


What is Chet doing to impact Gonzaga's play? His play on offense is helping the team shoot better from the floor (+4.1 EFG%), grabbing more offensive rebounds (`+ 3.9 ORR%), getting to the free throw line more (`+4.3 FTR%) and overall increasing the points per shot to 1.23 from 1.15 when he's not on the court.


When looking at Holmgren's defensive impact, the Bulldogs are allowing opponents to shoot only 44% from the field on shots at the rim. Gonzaga opponents are also only taking 47.2% of their shots from that spot.


In comparison to when Holmgren is off the court opponents get to the rim at a higher rate at 52% and are converting 48.1% of their shots there.



With this data Chet's impact is shown quite clearly how he's helping Gonzaga success this season. Using On/Off stats can be a powerful tool to get an idea of how a certain player's presence on the court affects the team's play. It can also be used to see how a team might play in the absence of a player due to injury.


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