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Ohio State BuckeyesNorthwestern Wildcats
Feb 29, 8:30 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

23-6TEAM RECORD17-11

Welsh-Ryan Arena will host Wildcats vs. Buckeyes action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Wildcats sport records of 17-11 and 11-11-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Buckeyes have 23-6 and 14-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-9 for the Wildcats and 13-11-1 for the Buckeyes.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northwestern in this one will find them as 7-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 215 (Wildcats) and the No. 3 (Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-69 result in favor of the Buckeyes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 8 at 57.6 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 63-60 result against Wisconsin on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Ohio State got 23 points from Deshaun Thomas but lost anyway, 63-60, to Wisconsin on Sunday at Value City Arena.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 67-66 winner as they battled Penn State on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 67-66 win over the Nittany Lions on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from John Shurna at Bryce Jordan Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan State are 5-5
After playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After a loss are 10-0

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Penn State are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Buckeyes at Wildcats trends to consider:
Ohio State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Ohio State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Ohio State's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Northwestern is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Northwestern's last 13 games when playing Ohio State
Northwestern is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ohio State

Next up:
Ohio State at Michigan State, Sunday, March 4
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, March 3

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