In the end, it all evens out

It usually evens out in the end.

That's the message that needs to be heard when it comes to a lot of unbalanced trends we've seen at midseason. Whether it's home-road disparities or schedule strength or unusually good or bad records in close games, one has to remember that these things tend to even themselves out over the course of an 82-game season. And with e-mails pouring in about how the Playoff Odds project the final record and odds for certain teams, it's important to bring these points up again.