Northern Illinois Huskies | MAC (West)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+172), Win Conference (+325)
SSA Model Pick: None
Northern Illinois is the betting favorite to win the West, but we have them ranked 2nd in the West due to scheduling. The Huskies do get Toledo at home and winning that game puts them in a great position to take the West.

Win Total Analysis
6.5 wins (-125/+105)
SSA Model Pick: Under (Medium Confidence)
In Rod Carey’s first 4 seasons the win count for the Huskies declined. 2017 was a nice bounce back for the Huskeis going 8-5 with a bowl loss. Expectations are elevated for Northern Illinois this season as they appeared to return to their old form last year. Truth be told, this team could win 7+ games, but they shouldn’t.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 73.5
Coach: Rod Carey
Returning Starters: 14
National Ranking: 73
Coach Ranking: 76
Talent Ranking: 88

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 16%
Div Win Prob: 28%
Projected Record: 6.2 – 5.8
Conference Record: 5.1 – 2.9

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ Iowa19%
Sat, Sep 8Utah26%
Sat, Sep 15C Mich79%
Sat, Sep 22@ FSU14%
Sat, Sep 29@ E Mich63%
Sat, Oct 6@ Ball St75%
Sat, Oct 13Ohio54%
Sat, Oct 27@ BYU44%
Thu, Nov 1@ Akron65%
Wed, Nov 7Toledo58%
Wed, Nov 14MIA OH67%
Tue, Nov 20@ W Mich53%