What are the odds?
Updated: May 22, 2007, 10:38 AM ETESPN 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) :
|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.|
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