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Best and Worst Football Pool Numbers

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Best and Worst Numbers to Have in a Football Pool
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It's no secret that some football pool numbers are better than others.  You already know that number combinations like (7 and 0), (0 and 0), and (3 and 7) are among the most coveted in the office.  But what are the best numbers to have, statistically?  And what are your odds of winnning?

I found an interesting article on "Best Super Bowl Pool Squares" on the "Personal Finance Hacks" blog.  According to the blog, the best numbers to have in a hundred squares pool are as follows:

(7 and 0) and (0 and 7) are the top number combinations, as they each win 3.8% of the time.

(7 and 4) and (4 and 7) comes in second place, with each winning 3.71% of the time.

(3 and 0) and (0 and 3) each come in 3.21% of the time.

(1 and 4) and (4 and 1) each win 2.23% of the time.

(0 and 4) and (4 and 0) each win 2.04% of the time.

(7 and 7) wins 1.93 percent of the time.


And what are the worst numbers to get on a football pool? 

(2 and 2) wins only .04% of the time. 

(5 and 5) is tied for second worst number combination with (9 and 9) these numbers each win only .19% of the time.

And, just in case you were wondering, (2 and 2) has only come in once since 1970.  It was the Dolphins versus the Bills in week 13 of 2004.



Source: Personal Finance Hacks, and Sabernomics.com