03 January 2014

Will Northwestern win another game this year?

After last night's 76-49 home drubbing at the hands of Wisconsin many are now wondering whether NW will win another game this year?  It's a valid question.  Here's what kenpom has to say about it.

The sum of the individual game win probabilities on kenpom has NW at 4 B1G wins.  On an individual game basis NW is predicted to win 3 games.  Each of these 3 wins are predicted to be one point home victories.

Away games?  Fuggedaboudit.  Closest predicted game on the road is a 7 point loss at Nebraska.

With 18 more B1G games to go including the B1G Tourney chances are that the stars will align for a night or two this long and cold winter up in Evanston.  We'd like to think Drew Crawford and JerShon Cobb have too much talent and pride to let this team go winless.

Be that as it may those predicting a winless B1G season do so from solid ground.