Northwestern Wildcats | Big 10 (West)


Conference Analysis
Win Division (+1250), Win Conference (+6000)
SSA Model Pick: Division, Conference (Low Confidence)
The Wildcats posted a 7-2 mark in the Big 10 last season, yet they are +1250 to win the division. Thorson’s health is a question mark, but this is an experienced roster and Fitzgerald always finds ways to win games. They’re a long shot to win the conference, but it could happen.

Win Total Analysis
6 wins (-130/+110)
SSA Model Pick: Over (Low Confidence)
The last time Fitzgerald failed to win 6 games was in 2014. The Wildcats do face a difficult schedule which includes Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Still, it’s hard to see this team failing to win at least 6 games.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 82.6
Coach: Pat Fitzgerald
Returning Starters: 14
National Ranking: 34
Coach Ranking: 13
Talent Ranking: 55

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 4%
Div Win Prob: 13%
Projected Record: 6.4 – 5.6
Conference Record: 4.6 – 4.4

Win Total Scenarios


Thu, Aug 30@ Purdue53%
Sat, Sep 8Duke58%
Sat, Sep 15Akron90%
Sat, Sep 29Michigan32%
Sat, Oct 6@ Mich St26%
Sat, Oct 13Nebraska65%
Sat, Oct 20@ Rutgers72%
Sat, Oct 27Wisconsin31%
Sat, Nov 3ND34%
Sat, Nov 10@ Iowa41%
Sat, Nov 17@ Minnesota59%
Sat, Nov 24Illinois82%