Northwestern vs. Ohio State, Sunday, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA Basketball Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
15-4 January 22, 1:00 PM | Value City Arena 12-7

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: 1 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Team  Spread Money Line Total
Northwestern Wildcats +1 (-110) +170 136.5 -110
Ohio State Buckeyes -1 (-110) -200 136.5 -110

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Value City Arena.

ABOUT NORTHWESTERN (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten): Lindsey averages a team-high 15.8 points and has a team-leading 41 3-pointers, although five other Wildcats players have made at least a dozen 3s. Vic Law (14.2 points) has registered double-digit points in seven straight games and has made 13 straight foul shots over the last four contests. McIntosh (12.3 points), who recently passed the 1,000-point plateau for his career, had been 5-of-20 in his previous two games before going 9-of-11 versus Iowa.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (12-7, 2-4): Top scorer Jae’Sean Tate (14.1 points) has failed to reach his scoring average in three straight games and also has failed to reach his rebounding average (6.3) in any of those contests. JaQuan Lyle (12.3 points) has shot nearly 54 percent over the last four games and is 11-of-17 from the arc during that stretch. Marc Loving (11.4) made the winning layup with under a second left against Nebraska on Wednesday and is looking to post back-to-back double-doubles for the first time this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Buckeyes listed as 1-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game’s total is sitting at 136½.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 67-66 result against Cornhuskers on January 18. They covered in that game as a +2-point underdog.

Northwestern was a 89-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hawkeyes. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites.

Northwestern is trending toward its first NCAA Tournament berth, a path that the Wildcats hope continues Sunday against host Ohio State. The Wildcats have won three in a row, allowing an average of 60 points during the streak.

In its last game, Northwestern harassed Iowa defensively for 40 minutes in an impressive 89-54 rout. “You close your eyes and you envision a night like tonight,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins said. “That’s what I dreamed of. It was as loud as it’s been in (Welsh-Ryan Arena) since I’ve been here.” The Wildcats’ starters were terrific, led by Scottie Lindsey (22 points, eight rebounds) and Bryant McIntosh (20 points, 10 assists). Ohio State, meanwhile, has posted back-to-back close wins after starting the conference season 0-4.

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Northwestern:
Team record: 15-4 SU,12-5 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern’s last 5 games

Ohio State:
Team record: 12-7 SU,7-10 ATS
Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 7 games
Ohio State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Northwestern home to Nebraska Thursday, January 26
Ohio State home to Minnesota Wednesday, January 25

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Seven of Northwestern’s eight leading scorers shoot at least 70 percent from the foul line. At 76.3 percent, the Wildcats rank 18th nationally.

2. After this one, the Wildcats play three of their next four games and five of their next seven games at home.

3. Tate has missed 18 of his 22 3-point attempts this season.
Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Northwestern Wildcats will cover the spread at +1 and the game will stay under 136.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Northwestern 66, Ohio State 63 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
NWEST TEAM OHIOS
75.6 PTS FOR 73.3
63.9 PTS AGNST 66.9
11.7 DIFF. 6.4
26.7 DEF REBOUNDS 28.3
11.6 OFF REBOUNDS 10.4
44.7 FG% 46.5
76.3 FT% 66.9
8.4 3 POINTERS 6.2
5.3 STEALS 5.5
INJURIES
NORTHWESTERN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
OHIO STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
NORTHWESTERN
Northwestern is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
OHIO STATE
Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 7 games
Ohio State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 8 games when playing Northwestern
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 6 games when playing at home against Northwestern
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Northwestern’s Overall Scoring vs Ohio State’s Overall Defense 75.6 134 66.9 65
Northwestern’s Away Scoring vs Ohio State’s Home Defense 70.0 174 64.0 77
Northwestern’s Road Rebounds vs Ohio State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 35.6 142 34.9 199
Ohio State’s Overall Scoring vs Northwestern’s Overall Defense 73.3 192 63.9 27
Ohio State’s Home Scoring vs Northwestern’s Road Defense 75.6 215 66.8 29
Ohio State’s Home Rebounds vs Northwestern’s Road Rebounds Allowed 39.2 109 36.2 165
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
NORTHWESTERN
No trends to report
OHIO STATE
No trends to report
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
NWEST 44.7 38.4 6.3
OHIOS 46.5 40.1 6.4
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
NWEST 11.6 26.7 38.3
OHIOS 10.4 28.3 38.7
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
NWEST 17.7 11.0 1.6
OHIOS 14.2 13.1 1.1

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