Northwestern Wildcats VS Ohio State Buckeyes

College Basketball 06:30 PM EST

Friday

01/26/2020

Big Ten Network

Spread: Ohio State Buckeyes -6

Over/Under: 133.5

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes 1/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes 1/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes 1/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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In Big Ten action this Sunday, the Northwestern Wildcats host the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern have lost three straight games and they want to end it at the expense of Ohio State. On the other hand, the Buckeyes also want to end their own losing streak at two games. The Wildcats are at the bottom of the Big Ten standings at 1-7 and 6-12 overall while Ohio State are 2-6 in the conference and 12-7 overall.

Northwestern is currently on a three-game losing streak with the most recent one against No. 17 Maryland Terrapins, 77-66. The Wildcats put up a fight as they were up big in the first half but Maryland rallied in the second half to take the well-deserved victory. Northwestern’s struggled to score in the second and failed to contain Maryland’s offense. G Pat Spencer’s 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench were wasted. F Miller Kopp chipped in 16 points, four boards and two assists.

For the season, the Wildcats have no trouble scoring as they are averaging 66.7 points per game. However, it is their defense that fails them as they letting opponents score more at 67.4 points per game. Their stats at home are almost identical but they are just 4-6 at Welsh Ryan Arean this season. Nevertheless, Northwestern 10-9 ATS this season and 1-8 SU in their last nine games.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions 1/26/2020

On the other hand, Ohio State are also looking back to get on the win column as they have lost two straight. They were dismantled by the Penn State Nittany Lions, 90-76, last weekend and then followed by a disappointing and heartbreaking 62-59 loss at the hands of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. F Kaleb Wesson was just limited to two points as the Buckeyes gave up a nine-point halftime lead before giving up the game-winning three with 3.3 seconds left.

The loss to Minnesota highlighted Ohio State’s continuing struggles. They were one of the best teams in the country at the start of the season but recently showing lack of toughness that characterizes Ohio State teams. For the season, the Buckeyes are averaging 73.2 points per game but they need to improve their defense moving forward. On the road, Ohio State is just 1-4 this season but they are 10-9 ATS this season. They are also 1-6 SU in their past seven games but 8-2 against Northwestern in their last ten matchups.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Ohio State Buckeyes -6. Both teams are inconsistent at the moment and despite Northwestern having home court advantage, Ohio State is just too talented and stacked to continue losing. The Buckeyes are heading to the game as the favorites. Prediction is a close 66-62 victory for Ohio State away from home.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 6:30 PM- EST

Location: Welsh Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

Date: January 26, 2020

Live: Big Ten Network

NCAAB Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -6

Total Odds: 133.5

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