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DRAFT COMBINE BIAS

By Marc Lawrence — Former NFL GM Mike Lombardi spins a different take on analyzing the NFL Draft combine. In theory, getting over 250 prospects in one setting, with physicals and mental testing, will allow clubs to gain more information on their potential players, thus ultimately making better decisions about how they pursue and draft those players. It looks perfect on the blackboard. But in reality, it hasn’t worked as planned in fact, the combine might actually hurt draft preparation, not help. It fails not because of how the combine flows or the workouts or interviews, but because NFL teams don’t always understand how bias affects our decision-making process and Indy is the bias capital of the NFL. Self-serving bias is the first one teams must overcome. When you examine the bad drafts in any sport, some form of bias is the root cause. For more on this insightful article click here.
NBA Trend Of The Day
From this week’s Playbook Basketball Newsletter: The Detroit Pistons are 14-1 ATS in their last fifteen games against the Phoenix Suns.
Grinding Out The Profits
When Harvard invades Columbia in a Friday night Ivy League battle tonight they will do so knowing the Crimson is just 3-13-1 ATS in this series, including 0-8 ATS with three or more days of rest as well as 1-6-1 ATS on this floor. No brain chain degree needed here. You know what to do.
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