On average, it takes 50 days to crown a 13 run pool winner. You can think of the results of a 13 run pool as mostly random. Generally, higher scoring teams perform better, but you also need the team to be shut out at least once to win. Take a look at the statistics we gathered for both runs and team performance in a baseball 13 run pool. We update them nightly. You can also see results for a specific date on our create a 13 pool page.
We parsed through our data and not surprisingly found that exactly 13 runs is the most infrequent occuring amount of runs. Most people think you just want a team that scores a lot of runs but getting credit for a zero run game is surprisingly infrequent too. Take a look at the chart below.
Based on the ease of run statistics we collected and the games played since Spring 2010, we derived the likelihood of winning a 13 run pool for each team. Take a look at the chart below.
Since some teams do win 13 run pools more than others, we suggest you have owners randomly pick teams.
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