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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — Five-Thirty-Eight Sports reports that of the 80 teams seeded at Nos. 7 or 8 over the past 20 years only 4 of them won a first round series, and this year’s crop of play-in participants does not appear to be notably stronger than the teams that typically occupy those seeds.

Worse, the Well Oiled Machine notes the No. 7 and 8 seeds are 169-237-14 ATS (41.6%) in these games, including 13-33-3 ATS when coming off consecutive wins.

Buyer beware.

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