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cheeses_h_rice
09-17-2003, 05:48 PM
That's the difference between the weighted-average winning percentages of the remaining schedules for the Sox vs. Twins after the current series is finished.

Yeah, our chances look good.

Oh, and also, opponent records the last 10 games:

Sox:
Yankees 9-1
KC 6-4

Twins:
Tigers 1-9
Cleveland 3-7

Good to see we're catching all the cold teams and vice-versa.

KingXerxes
09-17-2003, 05:57 PM
Okay - Minnesota has a win percentage of .551 vs. a collective schedule that possesses a win percentage of about .500. This would mean that they are about 10.2% more likely to win against an average opponent.

Now Detroit has a win percentage of .292 or conversely a losing % of .708. Therefore in a given game between Detroit and Minnesota there is a chance equal to .780 (.708 x 110.2%) that Minnesota will win. So if they play seven times Minnesota should win five of those games.

All that being said - I still think the White Sox are going to win this division. I can see Minnesota dropping three or four of their nseven games against Detroit. Damn - this is baseball - anything can happen.