"Home-field advantage is no myth. It's consistent in every sport. We looked at all the explanations everyone threw out there, the conventional thoughts about travel and being tired. None of that really matters. Nor does it matter that the crowd is cheering for one side. That doesn’t affect players that much. They are professionals," Professor Tobias Moskowitz says in a recent USA Today article, in which his book "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Is Played and Games Are Won" is cited.