Red Sox’ Wild-Card Odds Are Favorable

Red Sox' Wild-Card Odds Are Favorable As you total up the number of hot dogs, hamburgers and adult beverages you’ve consumed over the holiday weekend, here are some other impressive numbers to digest.

81.5: Percent chance the Red Sox win the wild card, according to coolstandings.com.

19-2: Red Sox record when David Ortiz homers this season.

97.1: Average miles per hour for Daniel Bard’s fastball this season, third-best among AL relievers trailing Detroit’s Joel Zumaya (99.3) and Minnesota’s Juan Morillo (97.6).

3.98: Rangers team ERA since the All-Star break, second-best in the AL behind the Yankees.

1: Number of head coaches to win NBA Coach of the Year award without making the playoffs. Doc Rivers did it with Orlando (41-41) in 1999-00.

1.3 billion: The value of the Patriots in dollars, according to Forbes.com, third-highest among NFL franchises.

81.7: Estimated words per minute by Red Sox play-by-play commentator Don Orsillo during games. Orsillo ranks as the 12th chattiest announcer in baseball.

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