What are the odds?

Updated: May 22, 2007, 10:38 AM ET
ESPN Research

Can your team overcome the odds and win the right to select Greg Oden in the NBA Draft? Here are the odds for Tuesday nights' draft lottery, along with corresponding odds for outcomes in other sports and everyday life (chances are out of 1,000) :

Teams and odds of winning lottery
Team W-L Lottery chances Similar odds to...
Memphis 22-60 250 (25%) "Heads" on consecutive coin flips
Boston 24-58 199 (19.9%) Colts repeating as pro football champs*
Milwaukee 28-54 156 (15.6%) Rolling a 7 with a pair of dice
Atlanta 30-52 119 (11.9%) Americans becoming addicted to the Internet
Seattle 31-51 88 (8.8%) Undergraduate applicant being accepted to Harvard in 2006
Portland 32-50 53 (5.3%) Getting two pairs in five-card draw poker
Minnesota 32-50 53 (5.3%) Getting two pairs in five-card draw poker
Charlotte 33-49 19 (1.9%) Bills or Vikings win pro football championship*
New York 33-49 19 (1.9%) Bills or Vikings win pro football championship*
Sacramento 33-49 18 (1.8%) Falcons win pro football championship*
Indiana 35-47 8 (0.8%) Being audited by the IRS in 2006
Philadelphia 35-47 7 (0.7%) Tim Duncan making 13 straight free throws
New Orleans 39-43 6 (0.6%) Sammy Sosa (career .274 hitter) getting four straight hits
L.A. Clippers 40-42 5 (0.5%) Americans having their identity stolen
* - Teams' chances of winning pro football title from Las Vegas odds.