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Book of Odds Enterprises, Inc

January 07, 2010 09:00 ET

Three Rematches in One Wild NFL Weekend? Book of Odds Tackles the Odds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) -


-- Book of Odds, the world's first provider of fun, accurate, and easy to use information on the odds of everyday life, continues its path of innovative and creative research by computing the odds of seeing three Week 17 rematches in one NFL Wild-Card weekend.

-- Three of the four games being played this weekend feature teams matching up for the second time in a matter days. With such a rare event in the works, Book of Odds had to ask, "So, what are the odds of that?" The odds 3 of 4 NFL wild card games will feature rematches from week 17 are 1 in 1,725.

-- For those fans wondering how rare an occurrence this truly is, Book of Odds has the answer: It's about as likely as being diagnosed with lung cancer in a year (1 in 1,668), about twice as likely as finding yourself on the waiting list for kidney donation (1 in 3,496), and about half as likely as winning ten bucks in the Mega Millions lottery (1 in 844, per ticket).

-- The methods behind this unique research were published in a Book of Odds blog post, found here:

--  For fans interested in more NFL odds leading into the weekend:
    --  The odds an onside kick will be recovered by the kicking team are 
        1 in 3.6
    --  The odds the Super Bowl will be won by a Wild-Card team are 1 in 
    --  The odds a pass will be intercepted are 1 in 32
    --  The odds a field goal will be blocked are 1 in 38
    --  The odds a punt will be returned for a touchdown are 1 in 165

-- Book of Odds will be unveiling a series of odds and articles throughout the NFL playoffs and leading into the premiere sporting event of the year -- the Super Bowl. Please stay tuned to for further information.


Book of Odds is the world's first provider of fun, accurate, and easy-to-use information on the odds of everyday life. Its mission is to help users better understand the world around them and make informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. From the risk of being diagnosed with cancer to the thrill of parenthood, Book of Odds covers the topics people care about most and provides information relevant to the decisions they make every day.

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