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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 1/26/2020 Spread, Picks and Preview

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 1-26-2020 Spread Picks and Preview

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 1/26/2020 – These are teams that would love to get back to winning form as the Ohio State Buckeyes lost two straight games while the Northwestern Wildcats are on a three-game skid. They will be facing each other at the Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois with Big Ten Network airing the game live on Sunday, January 26 at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. SofaScore is also going to put the game live online through streaming. Buckeyes are coming in this matchup with the upper hand as seen by Basketball Betting Tips Over Under against the Wildcats.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 1/26/2020

When: Sunday, January 26, 6:30 PM ET
Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
TV: Big Ten Network
Stream: Sofascore

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 1/26/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State Buckeyes -6 (-110) 133.5 o (-110) -266
Northwestern Wildcats +6 (-110) 133.5 u (-110) +221
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Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes are on a two-game skid as they lost to the Penn State Nittany Lions and the laters was against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In their last game, Kyle Young was the best scorer for the team with 14 points and six rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. came off the bench with 12 points. CJ Walker also chipped in with 11 points while DJ Carton contributed 8 points. It was the worst shooting night for Kaleb Wesson as he only did 10%. He made it up by manning the boards finishing with 14. Against the Wildcats, Wesson is expected to carry the team and hoping that he won’t have two straight nights shooting like that.

Players to watch: K. Wesson F (19 GP 28.4 MIN 14 PTS 9.6 REB 2.3 AST 0.4 STL 1.2 BLK 2.8 TO 44 FG% 73.4 FT% 41.3 3P%), D. Washington Jr. G (16 GP 22.8 MIN 11.4 PTS 2.4 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 44.2 FG% 83.9 FT% 44.2 3P%), D.J. Carton G (19 GP 24 MIN 10 PTS 2.7 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 46.1 FG% 74 FT% 40.4 3P%).

Northwestern Wildcats

The Wildcats have suffered a three-game losing streak and if it was not for the win against Nebraska, they would have been on a nine-game skid. Their last loss was registered against the Maryland Terrapins by 11 points. In that match, Pat Spencer led the team with 17 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Miller Kopp had a fair night with 16 points, four boards, two dimes and a block while Pete Nance did 11 points in 27 minutes. Ryan Young didn’t shoot much this game but he finished with 7 points, five rebounds and two assists. To win against the Buckeyes, they would nee

Players to watch: M. Kopp F (18 GP 31.6 MIN 13.3 PTS 3.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO 42.1 FG% 86.4 FT% 40.7 3P%), P. Spencer G (18 GP 27.9 MIN 11 PTS 3.7 REB 3.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 44.3 FG% 76.9 FT% 27.8 3P%), R. Young C (18 GP 26.7 MIN 9.9 PTS 6.4 REB 1.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.3 TO 58 FG% 64.8 FT% 27.3 3P%).

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Predictions

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Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games.
Buckeyes are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Northwestern.
Buckeyes are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games against Northwestern.

Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern’s last 6 games against Ohio State.
Wildcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
Northwestern is 2-14 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Ohio State.
Wildcats are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Picks

This game is leaning towards the Buckeyes winning on the road as seen by Online Sports Betting. This is on the premise that Wesson should perform better and if not, the Buckeyes are giving the Wildcats an opening to steal the game from them.

Moneyline: The ML handed down to the Wildcats are at +221 while the Buckeyes are at -266 if they win at home.

Spread: Six points across the spread separates both teams with the Wildcats at +6 while the Buckeyes are on -6. 

Total: 133.5 points is the total given to this game with the Buckeyes going over while the Wildcats are under.

Score Prediction: 70-62, Buckeyes win.