Northwestern vs. Ohio State - 1/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio State Buckeyes (12-7) at Northwestern Wildcats (6-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +6 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Northwestern Wildcats meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 73.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14 points and 9.6 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Young is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost four straight road games.
The Northwestern Wildcats need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 66.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Miller Kopp is averaging 13.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while Pat Spencer is averaging 11 points and 3.7 rebounds. Boo Buie is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Young is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost four of their last five home games.
The Buckeyes are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Buckeyes last 7 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Wildcats last 13 games as an underdog. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are probably the team that's going to turn things around a lot quicker, as just a couple of weeks ago people were talking about this being a national title contender. The Northwestern Wildcats have been awful for majority of the season, and that includes a 7-11 ATS record on the year and a 2-8 ATS record at home. With that said, I'm not laying chalk with an Ohio State team that's lost six of its last seven, has failed to cover four of its five road games and is shooting just 40.4 percent from the field in its last five games overall. Give me Northwestern and the points.