Monday, October 10, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, October 10, 2022 -- "Playoffs 2022: Rest or Rust?"


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"We have seen what happens when a team with three or four days’ rest plays a team with one day of rest: They win more than 70% of the time. If you have a bank-shot theory as to what happens after that, I am all ears, but I have a very hard time attributing it to rest."