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Username Post: 2017-2018 Bison OOC Wins        (Topic#20608)
Bison89 
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10-31-17 09:00 AM - Post#235098    

With 10 days to go, it is probably time to make some predictions. The results of this poll will not show until 8pm on 11/09.

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'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
HuskyColonial 
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11-04-17 05:32 AM - Post#235454    
    In response to Bison89

The more I look at the quality of the OOC the more I think we could take some real lumps. I say this while still being the far and away favorite in PL play. Ball State and Siena are very good teams and I had those as sure wins before I really focused on them.

 
Bison89 
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11-04-17 07:33 AM - Post#235456    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Husky, I agree. There are very few sure wins on this schedule. Personally, I took a guess at the likelihood that the Bison would win each game, added up the percentages, applied some magic mojo, and came up with a total nujmber of wins. This has been my tried and tested "scientific method" throughout the years.

It is going to be a difficult OOC schedule, but hopefully, there will be several highlights that make it onto ESPN!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bison63 
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11-04-17 11:13 AM - Post#235459    
    In response to Bison89

I see no games in which we can be called a heavy favorite, and certainly we are the underdog in most. I came out with 5.5 wins and rounded up. If that happens (.500), it would have to be considered a very successful ooc.

 
jkrun80 
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11-04-17 11:21 AM - Post#235460    
    In response to bison63

Man, this is a tough crowd. You underestimate how good this team can be. They will win more OOC games than they lose.

 
HuskyColonial 
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11-04-17 01:46 PM - Post#235462    
    In response to jkrun80

I had 5 and think 7 at the outside. It is probable we will have one stinker and lose to someone we shouldn’t. Conversely, I like our chances at Maryland and Arkansas.

 
Paulie777 
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2017-2018 Bison OOC Wins
11-04-17 10:03 PM - Post#235467    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Its an ambitious OOC schedule. 9 away games and 3 home games will be grueling in itself and most of the teams we are playing are very good. This schedule lends itself to a healthy dose of basketball games, and if I was a player I would be chomping at the bit to play these teams. I think it will take the players out of their comfort zone in a good way but it may not translate into too many wins and there is a small chance this tough schedule will backfire and do more harm than good. I predict 6 wins with book money on a Maryland win.

Edited by Paulie777 on 11-04-17 10:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison54 
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Re: 2017-2018 Bison OOC Wins
11-05-17 07:13 AM - Post#235469    
    In response to Paulie777

Does that mean the fourth home game is not grueling? Which of Siena, Ball State, Vermont or La Salle is that?

It is a tough 13 game OOC schedule and to come out of it over .500 is entirely possible, but the games all present challenges.


 
Paulie777 
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Re: 2017-2018 Bison OOC Wins
11-05-17 05:13 PM - Post#235478    
    In response to Bison54

  • Bison54 Said:
Does that mean the fourth home game is not grueling? Which of Siena, Ball State, Vermont or La Salle is that?




Yes my mistake In my cursory glance at the OOC I read the last game Lasalle at home as Loyola and the first game of the league. There are fourteen games OOC. My point was with the OOC being road heavy it will be grueling even apart from all other variables including strength of teams. At least Lasalle is the start of 3 home games in a row and an eminently winnable game.

 
HoleinOne 
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11-06-17 05:18 PM - Post#235549    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Husky, Bison typically start the season slow. I too initially assumed the best until I looked at each opponent. Appears we are getting most in up years. An interesting question is how many of these games will Bison be favored. Certainly less than half. Agree with other posters on great upcoming year so will not be too worried about our record going into League play.

 
Bison89 
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11-09-17 04:46 PM - Post#235767    
    In response to HoleinOne

This poll closes out tonight at 8pm ET. If you have not voted yet, now is the time.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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