Win Division (+162), Win Conference (+360)
SSA Model Pick: Division (Medium), Conference (Low)
Times were tough for the Bobcats prior to the arrival of Frank Solich. Entering his 14th season at Ohio, the former Nebraska HC has been successful running the triple option. With 8 starters back on offesne, this might be the best offense Solich has had here and the Bobcats have a serious shot at taking the MAC this season.
Win Total Analysis
8.5 wins (+110/-130)
SSA Model Pick: None
While we like the Bobcats to take the East, they don’t need to win 9+ regular season games to do so. Non-conference games at Virginia and Cincinnati could have the Bobcast 2-2 outside of the conference. Going 6-2 in conference would be good enough to take the East in this scenario, but it would still only be 8 wins. Surprisingly, the value on the Bobcats is in the futures market, not the win total market.
Win Total Scenarios