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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Ohio State Buckeyes Underdogs vs Northwestern Wildcats

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Welsh-Ryan Arena Wednesday as the Northwestern Wildcats look to beat the odds vs the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ohio State Buckeyes were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 13-2 and 7-6-2 ATS Northwestern Wildcats will face the 10-5 Ohio State Buckeyes, who own a 7-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Northwestern Wildcats are 7-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 44-ranked Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 24-rated Ohio State Buckeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 63 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.4 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 80 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 23-ranked team at 9.47 per game, while the Ohio State Buckeyes rate No. 132 with 6.87 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes grabbed a 75-73 win over the Fighting Illini on Sunday, behind a 27-point effort from Marc Loving at Value City Arena.

The Wildcats endured a 72-59 loss at the hands of the Terrapins on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Bryant McIntosh at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Northwestern is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
  • Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State at Indiana, Sunday, January 10th
Northwestern at Minnesota, Saturday, January 9th

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