Now that i've established the meaning i will baffle
the scientific world with this hypothetical scenario...
You take team A and clone
every player on the team, including the coaches, and play them against one another 100 times with team A(the original team)playing
at home every time, and Team A will win more than 50% of the time, Team B(the exact duplicate)would win less than 50% of the
How's that for starting a geeky scientific dispute.
The reason is that playing at home is an advantage, even if the teams are exact duplicates, whether
it's the fans giving the home team the extra positive support, or the officiating crew slightly favouring the home team(as
is usually the case, although much more obvious in a sport like boxing), it's inevitable that the home team has an edge,
given this particular scenario even.
I used the theory of probability on a NFL Football game
this week, and i'll share it with you so you can see how it might apply in another similar circumstance. New England was
playing on the road in Miami, and were the favourites, New England was 5-0 on the road this year, but looking back through
previous seasons, even when they were winning the Super Bowl, the best record they ever had on the road was 6-2, then i also
factored in that it was a divisional game against a team they beat at home earlier in the year, looking back through the years
i noticed that these 2 teams split their 2 games more often than not, in fact, New England lost in Miami as the favourite
the previous year after winning their first game in at home, Miami also did not have a win vs a divisional opponent on the
year, something that is not typical of their play in previous years.
on all that I concluded that Miami would win this game, it was the probability factor, never mind that i think New England
is a way better team, that has nothing to do with it, this is one game only, and one game that pointed to Miami probably winning,
and they did, 21-0 at +160 on the money line.
That was just one example,
and there are many more
The idea is to establish a probable outcome, completely
ignoring personal preference, that means don't worry about who you think will win or which is the better team, just look
at the numbers and decide what numbers would look more normal when compared with previous form