A few assumptions are often tossed around about overtime: first, that the home team has an advantage; and second, that teams carry over fourth quarter momentum into extra time. We looked at both, breaking down how often the home and away teams won in a variety of scenarios.
Away teams who'd blown a lead did better than away teams who'd made a comeback.
Overall, home teams won fewer overtime games than they did games as a whole.
And the team with the better record won 59% of the time.
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