17 December 2013

GAMBLE Report 1.08

NU 86  Mississippi Valley State 64 (F)

On the surface it sounds like a good win.  Not true.  It wasn't a bad win.  It was just a non-event statistically speaking.  Essentially went as predicted by kenpom. 

The offense looked a tad better and the defense a wee bit worse.  And one could split hairs to say that NU did better than expected without JerShon Cobb who was out with a mild ankle sprain.  Meh. The kenpom overall rating needle was unchanged.  That is hard to do and in and of itself noteworthy.

Next up: Brown.  NU is predicted to win 69-64.  We don't have a good feeling about this one.