I'm reading Ed Miller's "Getting Started in Hold 'Em". The book goes over a concept - comparing pot odds with breakeven odds - via this example:
I'm 3 off the button in a limit hold 'em hand. One player limps, I look down and see: J♠ T♠. This is suited and connected, so I call. The next player raises, everyone folds to the big blind, who calls. The limper calls.
So far the pot size is 8.5 small bets. The flop is A♥ Q♦ 4♣.
Everyone checks to the preflop raiser, who bets. The big blind and limper call again. Pot size = 11.5 small bets.
Of course I'm going for a straight draw, for which there are 4 outs - any of the Kings. Approx. breakeven odds for 4 outs is 10.5 to 1, while the pot odds are 11.5 to 1. So I should call.
So far, so good. But now I reach another example, as follows:
This time I'm under the gun. I get K♠ Q♠. This is again suited and connected, plus high cards, so I raise. Two players call, as do both blinds. Pot size = 10 small bets.
The flop is K♥ 8♦ 6♦. Quoting from the book: "You've flopped top pair, and your kicker is very strong. Even though two diamonds are on the board, and the eight and six can combine with another card on the turn or river to make a straight possible, you have a solid holding. You should assume that you have the best hand until the action suggests otherwise."
More action: small blind bets, big blind folds.
The book suggests that I raise at this point. Suppose I do, and one player behind me calls both bets. The flop bettor calls too. Pot size = 8 large bets. No raises by anyone else, so the action doesn't seem to suggest anybody else has a stronger hand.
Here's the confusing part: "Any bet on the turn will offer pot odds of at least 9-to-1, more than the breakeven odds for a five-out draw (e.g. a hand with a pair made from one of the small board cards like 9♥ 8♠ or A♣ 6♣)"
Where did these 5 outs come from? The best hand I can hope for immediately after the flop would be King trips - which makes for 2 outs. The next best thing is a two pair, which I can get through either of a Queen, eight or six - but that definitely makes for more than 3 outs.
So I'm super confused about the calculation of the no. of outs. Can anyone please help?