Northwestern vs. Ohio State Pick
Will today's Big Ten matchup between Northwestern and Ohio State go over the betting total at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Buckeyes are 1-point home favorites versus the Wildcats after opening as a 2-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 137.5 and hasn't moved off that number.
NORTHWESTERN KEY TRENDS: Wildcats have been an excellent bet in conference play, covering the number in eight of their last 10 games against fellow Big Ten teams. They're also 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games and have covered in 15 of their last 20 games overall.
OHIO STATE KEY TRENDS: The Buckeyes haven't been a good team to back at the betting window coming off wins, as they've covered just once in their last five games coming off a victory. The underdog is also 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between Northwestern and Ohio State, although the home team has covered in four of the last five meetings.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and should cover again today. The over is 6-2 in the Wildcats' last eight games when facing a team with a winning record and is 4-0-1 in their last five games following a win of more than 20 points. The over is also 6-1 in the Buckeyes' last seven games overall, is 5-1 in their last six conference games, and is 4-0 in their last four games played on Sunday.
SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NORTHWESTERN/OHIO STATE OVER 137.5