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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/26/2020

The Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) are favored (-3.5) to build on a three-game win streak when they host the No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The game airs on FS1. The point total in the matchup is 140.5.

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Betting Information

Ohio State vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -3.5 -105 -115 140.5 -105 -115 N/A N/A

ATS Records for Ohio State and Northwestern

Ohio State and Northwestern Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Ohio State 4-4 2-3 8-0
Northwestern 4-1 2-0 5-0

Ohio State Leaders

  • Duane Washington Jr. leads the Buckeyes scoring 15.4 points per game.
  • CJ Walker leads the team with 4.5 assists a game and Kyle Young paces the squad with 6.9 rebounds per outing.
  • Washington is the top three-point shooter for the Buckeyes, hitting 2.6 per game.
  • Ohio State's blocks leader is Zed Key, who records 1.3 per game. E.J. Liddell leads the team averaging 1.2 steals a game.

Northwestern Leaders

  • Boo Buie's excellent performances this season give him the top spot on the Wildcats scoring and assists leaderboards with 14.5 points per game and 5.3 assists per game.
  • Pete Nance has the top spot on the Wildcats rebounding leaderboard, averaging 7.3 boards per game while adding 10.7 points per game.
  • Buie is tops from three-point range for the Wildcats, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Northwestern's Chase Audige has the top spot on the team's steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Nance is first in blocks with 0.8 per game.

Ohio State vs Northwestern: Last 3 Meetings

The Buckeyes have a 2-1 record in the last three matchups against the Wildcats. In those games against the Wildcats, the Buckeyes have a 1-0 record against the spread.

Ohio State vs Northwestern (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/26/2020 Ohio State -6.5 131.5 -313 240 Regular Season 71-59 OSU
3/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-50 NWU
2/20/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-49 OSU

Points Insights

  • The Buckeyes score 77.4 points per game, 16.4 more points than the 61 the Wildcats give up.
  • Ohio State has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall when scoring more than 61 points.
  • Northwestern is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when allowing more than 77.4 points.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 87.7 points per game, 21.9 more points than the 65.8 the Buckeyes give up.
  • Northwestern has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 5-1 overall record in games it scores more than 65.8 points.
  • Ohio State has an ATS record of 0-0 and a 0-0 record overall when its opponents score more than 87.7 points.
  • The Buckeyes have out-scored their opponents by a total of 93 points this season (11.6 points per game on average), and the Wildcats have put up 160 more points than their opponents on the year (26.7 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Buckeyes and the Wildcats are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 37.4 and 41.7 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • When Northwestern earns the rebounding advantage they are 2-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Ohio State is 1-3.
  • The Buckeyes average 12.2 offensive boards per game, more than the Wildcats by 2.5 rebounds per contest.
  • When the Buckeyes grab the most offensive rebounds they are 3-2 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Wildcats are 2-1.
  • Both teams tend to win the rebounding battle. Ohio State records an average rebounding margin of +4.3 rebounds per game. Northwestern averages a margin of +10.0 rebounds.
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