The Canal Winchester Indians have a tough game on the schedule for week 4, heading into Friday as a 3-point favorite over the Westerville North Warriors. Projected as one of the closest matchups of the week, it's definitely one to keep an eye on. As slight road favorites, the Indians come in hoping to edge out the Warriors on their home field. The teams have played each other in each of the last five years so neither is likely to surprise the other. Over their last 5 matchups, the Warriors have won 3, a trend they hope to continue. In last year's installment, the Indians came out on top by a score of 38-15.
For Canal Winchester, each game is an opportunity to develop and improve. Projected to finish the season 6-4, each week is a chance to prove they can outperform statistical models and build winning momentum. Thus far, they've been one of the best teams in their division on both sides of the ball. Their 41.7 points per game ranks 8th in Division 2 while their 15 points allowed per game ranks 23rd.
Westerville North comes into the week looking to improve their position in the standings. It is early in the season but, coming into Friday's game 0-3, they are projected to finish the season ranked 18th in the regional playoff standings. The Warriors have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 6.7 points per game, they rank 70th in Division 1. Defensively, giving up 23 points per game, ranks 40th in the division.
Prediction: Canal Winchester to win (96.15% chance of victory)