Against The Spread Pick
Ohio State is coming off a very killer home loss against Minnesota, as they head back out on the road for a clash with the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes have had a nightmare of a season to this point, as they have lost six of their last seven games. Northwestern hasn’t been any better, but they have put up decent fights against some of the Big Ten’s best, including a five-point loss against Illinois, before blowing a comfortable home lead against Maryland in their last game. This is the kind of game where the Buckeyes can get back on track, but that could’ve been said about their recent games against Penn State and Minnesota. The Buckeyes are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games. The Wildcats have struggled to cover the spread at home, but a lean to the Wildcats to cover six points against a struggling Buckeye team is worth it.
Over Under Pick
This seems like the perfect match-up to see what the bottom two teams in the Big Ten can do, as Ohio State will look to get just their second win in their last seven games and Northwestern will look to give themselves some hope for a young team. The Buckeyes have scored under 60 points in five of their last seven games. They were held to 59 points in their home loss to Minnesota. Northwestern hasn’t scored less than 62 points in each of their last 10 games. Point totals have been all over the place in recent head-to-head meetings, but a 133-point total might be too much of a reach for both teams. Therefore taking the under is the right bet to make.