Sports Betting Extraordinaire

There is a sports bettor named Marco D’Angelo who, in 2010, correctly predicted the winner of 25 straight baseball games. In these games, he never picked a team favored by more than 54% to 46%, and he often picked outright underdogs. As context, baseball is by far the hardest sport to bet on and even if you were to pick the 2016 Warriors over the 2016 76ers 25 times in a row, the odds you would get all of those picks right would be less than 50%. One betting forum estimated the chances of winning all of those games in a row, even amongst the best recorded bettors in the world who win ~57% of their bets, to be less than 0.00008%.

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