People are always talking about streaks and trends. How do you define a streak or trend? Just for example, lets take the pass or don't pass aspect of the game. To start off simple, how many possible distributions are there in four decisions? PPPP,PPPD,PPDD,PDDD,PPDP,PDDP,PDPP,PDPD DDDD,DDDP,DDPP,DPPP,DDPD,DPPD,DPDD,DPDP Which one, or ones, of those possible distributions would you call a streak? Remember, any one of them is as equally likely to unfold as any other one. Since I can select any bet I want to, and am looking for a "streak" of four wins, which one of the above possible distributions should I select to have the best chance at hitting 4 wins in a row? If you want to make it a bit more complex, take 10 decisions, I think there are about 1024 different possible distributions....any one of which is just as likely as any other one. So, could we say there are 1024 possible 10 win streaks there? No matter what the distribution, it is always a "streak"! So, my question....how do you define a streak? Is it just a streak when it favors your individual bet selections, or would you say any distribution qualifies as a "streak"? Next question....if you see any of the above distributions in four decisions, is there any information there that you can use to your benefit in selecting your next bet, or bets? If so, what is it?