I'm just throwing this up there before the game because since this one is on Big Ten Network I know not everyone will be able to watch. If you want to comment in here feel free to do so. I'll be dropping my own thoughts in approximately around every media timeout. Northwestern has a big opportunity here against Purdue.
Some quick predictions to get things started:
- Pomeroy has Northwestern with a 16% chance. (71-62 final)
- Accuscore has Northwestern with a 39.1% chance. (69-64 final)
The difference here? Accuscore's prediction model knows that Purdue is without Robbie Hummel. Pomeroy's metric, which merely weights recent games more, is just beginning to figure it out.
One big plus for this game over yesterday's? The fact that we've got Gus Johnson and Shon Morris on the call. If something exciting happens you'll know because Johnson's voice will carry from Indianapolis around the country.
Should be a good one.