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Ohio State at Northwestern 10/18/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date & Time: 10/19/2019, 12:30 AM UTC
Location: Ryan Field
Address: Evanston, Illinois
Latest Odds: OSU -25.5 O/U 49.5
TV Channel: FS1

On Friday, the No. 3 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes visit Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois to play a Big Ten showdown against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes were idle in Week 7, but routed the Michigan State Spartans in their most recent outing 34-10. Justin Fields threw for 26 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, while J.K. Dobbins rushed for 172 yards and one touchdown. 

Northwestern did not play in Week 7 due to a bye and the week before lost to the Nebraska Cornhuskers 13-10. The Wildcats lost on a last second field goal by the Cornhuskers. The most recent two games between the two had gone to overtime and seven of the last nine games between the two have been decided by a touchdown or less. 

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has 1,298 yards passing and 18 touchdowns and one interception, while rushing for 283 yards and eight TDs. J.K. Dobbins is the leading rusher with 826 yards and six touchdowns. The leading receiver for Ohio State is Binjimen Victor with 348 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Fuller is the leading tackler for Ohio State with 32.

Hunter Johnson has thrown for 367 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions for Northwestern. Drake Anderson is the leading rusher with 366 yards and three touchdowns. The leading receiver is Bennett Skowronek with 141 yards. The Wildcats are led in tackles by Travis Whillock with 44.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 5-0 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Buckeyes last 13 on the road
  • Northwestern is 22-7-1 ATS in its last 30 Big Ten games
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Wildcats last 5
Free NCAA Football Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -25.5

Northwestern is scoring just 14.4 points per game which is 128th in the nation. Although the Wildcats defense is strong allowing just 19.8 points per game, they will be facing one of the nation’s most prolific offenses in Ohio State. The Buckeyes are averaging 49.3 points per game on offense while allowing just 8.8 per game on defense. Final Score Prediction, Ohio State Buckeyes win and cover ATS 44-7.


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