Let's say you had a knock down hellacious game with a tough team. It's the end of the game with three seconds left, time for one last play. Your team is down by 2 (in basketball) or 3 (in football) and you have the ball. In basketball do you go for a 2 point shot and go to overtime or do you go for 3 and the win? In football you are at the 2 yard line, down by 3, do you go for it to try and win or kick a field goal and take it to overtime. Your team is home in both situations.
- Go for the win in both situationsVote A
- Try to get to overtime in both situationsVote B
- Go for the win in one but not the otherVote C
- OtherVote D
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That actually depends on a huge range of different factors.
You wouldn't want to risk going into overtime against a team that has a good kicker and generally solid defense, and has consistently been able to drive into field goal range, even if they've failed to score touchdowns - you'd try to the win it there and then.
On the other hand, if they have a great goalline defense, but have struggled to move the ball and have a weak-legged kicker, have blown a big lead, and are perhaps leading thanks to a high redzone efficiency or some slightly lucky big plays (maybe a pick-six or something) - that's when you take the 3pts and look to win it in OT.1