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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 10/18/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 10/18/2019 – The Ohio State Buckeyes meet the Northwestern Wildcats in a cross-division Big Ten showdown. The Buckeyes are coming off a bye week as they try to keep their momentum going against a trap-conscious Wildcats. Internet betting sites feel that Ohio State still holds a bit of an edge with their great offense. They have outscored opponents in their last six games. However, Northwestern is looking to defy online sportsbooks on Friday. They are determined to check their losing skid as they continue to recall that old form from last year.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats 10/18/2019
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes will continue to lean on Justin Fields to spearhead their high-octane offense. They are out to prove why they are ranked 10th in the nation. In the spotlight is Fields who is making a strong case for the Heisman Trophy award. So, far he has racked up a total of 1,581 yards of total offense and 26 touchdowns passing and running. Also expected to do their part are running backs, J.K. Dobbins and Master Teague. Both have combined for 1,242 yards and will be put to the test against the Wildcats’ defense.
Players to watch: Justin Fields QB 98 CMP 141 ATT 1,298 YDS 69.5 CMP% 9.2 AVG 60 LNG 18 TD 1 INT; J.K. Dobbins RB 116 ATT 826 YDS 7.1 AVG 67 LNG; Master Teague III RB 66 ATT 416 YDS 6.3 AVG 41 LNG; Binjimen Victor WR 18 REC 348 YDS 19.3 AVG 60 LNG; K.J. Hill WR 27 REC 275 YDS 10.2 AVG 53 LNG
Though a far cry from last year’s team, the Northwestern Wildcats are still hoping their defense holds up and produce results. Their only win to show was at home against UNLV last September. Since then, they have lost to Big Ten games against different teams. Their linebackers have to make up for a lackluster offense, averaging only 14.4 points per game. They are also 123 in passing offense with 140.4 yards per game and 111th on the third-down conversion rate at 33.3-percent. Hunter Smith has been a disappointment so far, meaning Aidan Smith may be tasked to start anew.
Players to watch: Hunter Johnson QB 42 CMP 89 ATT 367 YDS 28.3 CMP% 4.1 AVG 50 LNG 1 TD 4 INT; Drake Anderson RB 74 ATT 366 YDS 4.9 AVG 31 LNG; Isaiah Bowser RB 29 ATT 103 YDS 3.6 AVG 21 LNG; Bennett Skowronek WR 12 REC 141 YDS 11.8 AVG 20 LNG; Riley Lees WR 19 REC 139 YDS 7.3 AVG 19 LNG
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Numbers
Ohio State Buckeyes
Buckeyes is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Picks
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the favorites over the Northwestern Wildcats this Friday. Sports betting USA favor the Buckeyes to win over the Wildcats, 52.9-13.0 covering the spread and total going over.