Jai-Alai Question of the Week

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#84 - Is Post 8 the 'key' to any system?

Posted on March 21, 2005 at 10:49:13 AM by Tiger

Post 8 could be considered an anomaly. Why? Winning chances decrease as post positions increase. Stands to reason - they play later - points have already been doled out.

But, then comes #8, and things change. The win expectation is better than #5, #6 and #7. Obviously, being the most likely team to get first shot at playing double points counts for a lot. #8 gets first shot at double points 50% of the time. After that, it's 7, 1 and 2. As a result, 8-topped Exactas and Trifectas are well-represented in the top end of the stats.

So, do you make any particular use of this 'anomaly'?


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