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Ohio State Buckeyes Face the Northwestern Wildcats: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Ohio State Buckeyes

vs

Northwestern Wildcats
Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Welsh-Ryan Arena

The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Welsh-Ryan Arena against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Ohio State Buckeyes in this one, their betting line was listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 8-9-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 10-6 ATS. Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-7 on betting the total; Northwestern Wildcats are 7-5-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 82 and the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 8 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 83 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.32 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 121 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 103-ranked team at 6.67 per game, while the Ohio State Buckeyes rate No. 49 with 7.42 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D'Angelo Russell scored 27 points for Ohio State on Saturday, but the Hawkeyes managed a 76-67 victory over the Buckeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Wildcats got 22 points from Alex Olah, but it was Michigan that prevailed in a 56-54 final on Saturday at Crisler Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Ohio State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 6 games
Ohio State is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
Northwestern is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Indiana, Sunday, January 25th
Northwestern at Maryland, Sunday, January 25th

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