Free Week 8 Prediction: Buckeyes vs. Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(6-0) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats (1-4)
Date: Friday, October 18th 2019
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -28
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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We have reached week eight of the college football season and Friday means there is a Big Ten showdown.
In this game the Ohio State Buckeyes make the trip to Ryan Field to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes have won the last seven games played between the two teams.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes have dominated their schedule so far this year. Coming into this game they have won six games in a row and in the last five games they have covered the spread.
Everyone expected the Buckeyes were going to have a great offense and they have that, but the defense has been just as good.
On the season they are averaging 49.3 points per game while the defense has also been really good averaging 8.8 points per game.
At quarterback the Buckeyes are led by Justin Fields who has thrown for 1,298 yards, 18 touchdowns and one interception.
In this game the Buckeyes need to run up the score. If they can do that, there is no chance the Wildcats will keep up.
On the other side of this matchup is the Northwestern Wildcats who might be one of the most disapointing teams in all of the country.
Their only win this season was against UNLV and it was also the only game where they scored more than 15 points in a game.
They had a bye last week but in their last game the defense was strong against Nebraska but the offense only scored ten points, and it led to a loss.
Quarterback Hunter Johnson is questionable for this game, but they really haven’t been great with him under center, so if he can’t go, it might not be the worst loss for the team.
In this game the defense needs to be good, but the offense needs to find a way to score points. They aren’t going to have a chance if they only score 10 or 15 points.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OSU are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 9-4 in OSU last 13 road games.
- OSU are 39-18 ATS in their last 57 games on grass.
- NW are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- NW are 7-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 7-2 in NW last 9 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
This is going to be a very boring Big Ten game, unless you are a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Under
The Wildcats do have a good defense and I think that will help keep this total under, but I think this will be a one sided game won by the Buckeyes.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 37 – Northwestern 6
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