Ohio State at Northwestern - 11/5/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Northwestern Wildcats (1-7) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)

Game Info: Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Ryan Field)

Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats +38.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big Ten Game on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-0 (5-0) this season after they defeated Penn State by a score of 44-31 in their last game. Ohio State trailed in the fourth quarter, but was able to score 28 points in the final quarter for the win. The Ohio State offense is averaging 48.9 points per game with 317.8 passing yards per game and 191.5 rushing yards per game. C.J. Stroud has thrown for 2,377 yards, 29 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Buckeyes this season. TreVeyon Henderson has rushed for 552 yards and six scores, while Emeka Ebuka has caught 47 passes for 788 yards and seven touchdowns for Ohio State. The OSU defense is giving up 16.9 points per game and 270.1 yards per game.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-7 (1-4) this season after they lost to Iowa by a score of 33-13 in their last game. Northwestern only gained 177 total yards and turned the ball over once in the game. The Northwestern offense is averaging 17.9 points per game with 249.3 passing yards per game and 113.4 rushing yards per game. Brendan Sullivan has thrown for 416 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Wildcats this season. Evan Hull has rushed for 579 yards and three touchdowns, while Malik Washington has caught 43 passes for 470 yards and one touchdown for Northwestern. The Northwestern defense is allowing 28.8 points per game and 407.1 yards per game.

Ohio State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 games on grass. The over is 6-0 in Ohio State’s last 6 games. Northwestern is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-1 in Northwestern’s last 6 conference games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Ohio State struggled for a few quarters against Penn State, but was able to clamp down on defense and pull away in the fourth quarter. Northwestern really struggled on offense against Iowa and didn’t even gain 200 total yards. Northwestern has been very bad this season, but will be at home in this game. I am going to take the over in this game because I think Ohio State will be able to score early and often.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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