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Pythagorean Over/Under. Compute the team's Pythagenport wins using the Smith/Patriot methodology as indicated in the Pythagenport glossary entry. Subtract this number from the team's actual wins.
A positive result indicates that a team is outplaying, or "over", its expected record; a negative result indicates a team is lagging, or "under", its expected record.
Pyth O/U is not a good indicator of team quality; a mediocre team can easily have a better Pyth O/U than a great team. Rather, in the abstract a team with a significantly negative Pyth O/U could warrant consideration as a slightly better future bet than their actual record would indicate, and the reverse is true for a team with a significantly positive O/U.
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