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There are 82 games in an NBA season. To go .500 for the season, a team needs a 41-41 record. If a team is 43-17, would you say they are 26 or 2 games above .500?
 

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I would argue 26 in that case because I tend to base .500 off of the current loss record and how many more wins the team is above that.
 

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I would argue 26 in that case because I tend to base .500 off of the current loss record and how many more wins the team is above that.
So then wouldn't it be 13 games? In my example 43 + 17 = 60. 60/2 = 30. 43 - 30 = 13 games above .500
 

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So then wouldn't it be 13 games? In my example 43 + 17 = 60. 60/2 = 30. 43 - 30 = 13 games above .500
That's a fair point. I suppose it depends on where your baseline for .500 is. If it is based on the total games played to that point, regardless of wins or losses, then your answer is correct. In the case of the NBA at the end of the season 41 losses = .500 so whatever you are above or below that is what it is.

Not sure why, for cases during the middle of the season I've always used the loss column as my baseline. So if a team is 6-4, I consider them 2 games above .500. With your logic they would only be 1 game above .500. And I suppose if you're using 41 total losses to be .500 as the baseline, they're still idk 35 games below .500 or something

I've never thought quite so hard about this thing before lol
 

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That's a fair point. I suppose it depends on where your baseline for .500 is. If it is based on the total games played to that point, regardless of wins or losses, then your answer is correct. In the case of the NBA at the end of the season 41 losses = .500 so whatever you are above or below that is what it is.

Not sure why, for cases during the middle of the season I've always used the loss column as my baseline. So if a team is 6-4, I consider them 2 games above .500. With your logic they would only be 1 game above .500. And I suppose if you're using 41 total losses to be .500 as the baseline, they're still idk 35 games below .500 or something

I've never thought quite so hard about this thing before lol
Could be worse, we could be talking about Justin Fields.
 

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Cant look into the future imo. what if they don't end up playing every game of the season.

So then wouldn't it be 13 games? In my example 43 + 17 = 60. 60/2 = 30. 43 - 30 = 13 games above .500

Also you gave us 2 options then dropped in the 13 option haha.

I would agree with the 13 option tho.
 

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In your scenario, I'd say they're 13 games above .500 because they've only played 60 games.

But since this hypothetical team has won 71.66% of their games, at that rate, they would win 58.7 games in a 82 game season. Let's round that to 59 games, which would put them at 18 games above .500.

 

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Settle a bet for me:

There are 82 games in an NBA season. To go .500 for the season, a team needs a 41-41 record. If a team is 43-17, would you say they are 26 or 2 games above .500?
How many games would they have to lose in a row to be .500?
You can do the math.

All your hypothetical questions and input don't mean anything.

Games above .500 is an actual number and always has a finite answer.

Clarify your question.

How many games above .500 will X be this year at this point?

Or is the question.... how many games above .500 is x?

There is no argument, debate, or wiggle. If this is what you debate about with friends...drink more or drink less or get new friendX?

It's used like 26. You would have to lose 26 games to be .500.

You could make an argument for 13....the number of games outcomes you must change...but not 2.

I like Games won-.5(games played)=13
 
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How many games would they have to lose in a row to be .500?
You can do the math.

All your hypothetical questions and input don't mean anything.

Games above .500 is an actual number and always has a finite answer.

Clarify your question.

How many games above .500 will X be this year at this point?

Or is the question.... how many games above .500 is x?

There is no argument, debate, or wiggle. If this is what you debate about with friends...drink more or drink less or get new friendX?

It's used like 26. You would have to lose 26 games to be .500.

You could make an argument for 13....the number of games outcomes you must change...but not 2.
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