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# How can a team be one half of a game behind in the standings?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

IF THE SEASON STARTED TODAY, AND THE YANKEES WON, AND THE RED SOX DIDN'T PLAY YET THE LEAD WOULD BE HALF A GAME, IF THE SOX PLAYED THE NXT DAY, AND LOST, AND THE YANKEES DID NOT PLAY , THE SOX WOULD BE 1 FULL GAME BEHIND, 1-0 VS 0-1. SO EACH GAME IS A HALF A GAME IN THE STANDINGS UNTIL THE OTHER TEAM COMPLETES ITS GAME.

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8y ago

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16y ago

if they play one game more then another team Team A is two games ahead of team B:

Team A plays today but Team B doesn't play:

If Team A loses...Team A becomes 1 1/2 games ahead of Team B:

If Team A wins...Team A becomes 2 1/2 games ahead of Team B

Wiki User

7y ago

Half a game out means the two teams haven't played the same number of games. It means that the two teams have either the same number of losses and one of them has one more win than the other, or they have the same number of wins and one of them has one fewer losses. For example: Cardinals are 75-70 and Brewers are 75-71. This whole "games back" thing is calculated like this: Cardinals are 75-70, Brewers are 73-71, and Cubs are 71-73, for example. Take the Cards wins (75) and subtract the Brewers wins (73), then take the Brewers losses (71) and subtract the Cards losses (70). Add them together, and you come up with 3. Divide by 2, and you get 1.5. The Brewers are 1.5 games behind the Cards. Now, do the same thing for the Cards and the Cubs, and you see that the Cubs are 3.5 games behind the Cards.

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14y ago

This happens when one team has played less games than the other team, for example if team a's record is 70-50, and team b's record is 69-50, team b would be 1/2 games behind team a.

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15y ago

If there is a team with a 22-3 record and a team with a 22-4 record, the team is one- half game behind. The same goes for a team with a 14-23 team and a 15-23 team.

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### When comparing MLB records how can one team be one half game head of another?

A team can be a half game ahead of another in the standings if they have not palyed the same number of games. For example if team A has a record of 8-2 and team be has a record of 7-2, team A would be a half game ahead. If team B wins its 10th game, they would have the same record as team A and they would be "even". If team B loses its 10th game, they would be 7-3 and a full game back of team A.

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### Where can on find the standing of their favorite NFL team?

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### How are the standings figured out in baseball as far as a half game and a whole game?

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### What is GB in basketball?

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