In support of ‘The Hot Hand’: Does the winning streak exist?

When athletes are consistently playing well, sports commentators describe them as being “hot” or “on fire.” Scientists have brushed off these “hot” streaks as being in the eye of the beholder.

Researchers from Yale University investigated the common belief among basketball players and fans that players’ probabilities of hitting a shot are greater following a hit than following a miss on the previous shot.

The study finds support for the “hot hand” phenomenon - that a streak of positive outcomes is likely to continue.

Read more at Yale University