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Ohio State has won 10 of its last 11 over Northwestern

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-1 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes can pick up a sixth straight win over Northwestern on Saturday at home.

  • Ohio State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of Ohio State's last 11 games at home.
  • Northwestern is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games in Week 9.

Ohio State is a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS in its last five games against Northwestern, winning those contests by an average margin of 36.2 points. With last Saturday's loss to Penn State, the Buckeyes had their 19-game October winning streak snapped, and are now 0-3 ATS in their last three October games.

After throwing just seven touchdown passes and nine interceptions in his freshman year last season, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has taken a big step forward in 2016. Thorson has passed for 14 touchdowns and only five interceptions through the Wildcats' first seven games, bringing his passer rating up to 129.9 from last year's 95.9.

The Wildcats are 4-1 SU and ATS over their last five games after starting the season off on an 0-2 SU and ATS skid. Northwestern is 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in its last nine games against Big Ten opponents.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in this one found them as 24-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 44-15 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 6-1 (4-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Northwestern Wildcats are currently 4-3 (4-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Ohio State is 3-3-1 OU, and Northwestern is 2-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Northwestern injuries news.

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 4 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Northwestern Wildcats are at No. 64 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 45.29 PPG, against a Northwestern defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 21.86 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 220.14 yards per game, less than the Northwestern Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 282.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Northwestern Wildcats feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 65 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the Hoosiers, they were scorched by Austin Carr for 125 receiving yards against the Wildcats in a 24-14 loss at Ryan Field.

The Buckeyes suffered a Week 8 loss against Penn State in their last game, falling 24-21 at Beaver Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Northwestern's last 11 games
  • Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Ohio State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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