How soon do you know when an NBA game is done?

Looking at play-by-play data of every game of every season between 2004-05 to 2015-16, I was able to determine at every second whether the team that is currently winning will win the game. I averaged every second of every game (regular and post-season) to come up with the following visualization:

I then averaged each minute to come up with this visualization:

The data can be download here.

Height vs Weight of NFL Pro Players Scatterplot

The following visualization was created using data from This chart includes information from every NFL player that has passed away. You can easily see the correlation between a large weight to height ratio and an early death. Of course, correlation does not imply causation and we’ll be exploring other possible causes in later posts.