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Topic: In an even-money bet...

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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: In an even-money bet...
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2021, 03:36:26 PM »
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Re: In an even-money bet...
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2021, 03:49:54 PM »
Ugh, why would you want to???  That is NOT a pick 'em bet.
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But I guarantee you my 17 year old self could've eaten that and more.  
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Re: In an even-money bet...
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2021, 04:51:24 PM »
Assume that a casino gives you $1,000 with the caveat that you HAVE TO bet their $1,000 gift on either:
  • Bama and Clemson to win >5 NC's in the next 10 years or
  • Bama/Clemson to win <5 NC's in the next 10 years.
I'd take 2, barely, it's close.

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Re: In an even-money bet...
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2021, 05:03:28 PM »
The answer to these questions is always the field.....but it doesn't mean you'll always win.  

The one people always went overboard on was Tiger Woods vs the field.  No matter how good he was, the right answer was the field, even if he won x-consecutive majors.  
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Re: In an even-money bet...
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2021, 09:54:35 AM »
A thing about the playoff is whoever has to win twice against top flight competition.  A very good team might have a 70% chance of winning one game, but times 2, the odds shrink to below 50% (barely).

 

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