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Northwestern Wildcats visit Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Sunday when they play host to the Northwestern Wildcats at Value City Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ohio State Buckeyes betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 12-7 and 7-10 ATS Ohio State Buckeyes will face the 15-4 Northwestern Wildcats, who own a 12-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-6-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Northwestern Wildcats are 6-10-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 165 and the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 24 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 73.32 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 24 at 63.89 PPG. The Buckeyes field goal percentage has averaged 46.52% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern cruised to victory on Sunday, running Iowa out of the gym and running up a 89-54 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Buckeyes got 15 points from Marc Loving as Ohio State ran past Nebraska 67-66 on Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Nebraska, Thursday, January 26th
Ohio State at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 25th