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.
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