Discarding to Your Crib


Analyzing information published by Michael Schell the following is a simplified chart listing the best discards to your crib ranked by average points expected in the crib. According to Schell your average crib is 4.43 points so all discards above that average should help your winning percentage. For a thorough examination and explanation of discarding to your opponent's crib visit Michael Schell's Cribbage Forum

Average Points
in a Crib
Discard 1 Discard 2 Comparison to Average
8.8 5 5 4.4
7 2 3 2.6
7 5 J 2.6
6.7 5 10 2.3
6.7 5 K 2.3
6.6 5 5 2.2
6.6 5 Q 2.2
6.5 4 5 2.1
6.5 7 8 2.1
6 3 5 1.6
6 5 7 1.6
5.9 3 3 1.5
5.9 7 7 1.5
5.8 6 6 1.4
5.7 2 2 1.3
5.6 4 4 1.2
5.5 A 5 1.1
5.5 2 5 1.1
5.5 5 8 1.1
5.4 A A 1
5.4 A 4 1
5.4 5 9 1
5.4 8 8 1
5.3 J J 0.9
5.2 9 9 0.8
5.1 6 9 0.7
5 6 7 0.6
4.9 3 4 0.5
4.8 10 10 0.4
4.8 J Q 0.4
4.8 Q Q 0.4
4.7 8 9 0.3
4.6 6 8 0.2
4.6 10 J 0.2
4.6 K K 0.2
4.5 A 3 0.1
4.5 2 4 0.1 
4.3 9 10 -0.1 
4.2 A 2 -0.2 
4 7 9 -0.4 
4 9 J -0.4 
4 J K -0.4 
3.9 A 6 -0.5 
3.9 A 7 -0.5 
3.9 2 6 -0.5 
3.9 3 8 -0.5 
3.9 3 J -0.5 
3.9 4 6 -0.5 
3.9 4 J -0.5 
3.8 A 8 -0.6 
3.8 2 7 -0.6 
3.8 2 J -0.6 
3.8 3 6 -0.6 
3.8 3 9 -0.6 
3.8 4 8 -0.6 
3.8 8 10 -0.6 
3.7 2 8 -0.7 
3.7 2 9 -0.7 
3.7 3 K -0.7 
3.7 4 7 -0.7 
3.7 4 9 -0.7 
3.6 A J -0.8 
3.6 2 10 -0.8 
3.6 2 Q -0.8 
3.6 3 7 -0.8 
3.6 3 10 -0.8 
3.6 3 Q -0.8 
3.6 4 10 -0.8 
3.6 4 Q -0.8 
3.6 4 K -0.8 
3.5 2 K -0.9 
3.5 7 J -0.9 
3.5 8 J -0.9 
3.5 Q K -0.9 
3.4 A 9 -1 
3.4 A 10 -1 
3.4 A Q -1 
3.4 A K -1
3.4 6 J -1 
3.3 7 K -1.1
3.3 10 Q -1.1 
3.2 6 10 -1.2 
3.2 6 Q -1.2 
3.2 7 10 -1.2 
3.2 7 Q -1.2 
3.2 8 Q -1.2 
3.2 8 K -1.2 
3.1 6 K -1.3 
3.1 9 K -1.3 
3 9 Q -1.4 
2.8 10 K -1.6
4.43 Average