Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs. Buckeyes CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-4) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-3)
Date: Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Venue: Value City Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Northwestern OFF | Ohio State OFF
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Northwestern +7.5 | Ohio State -7.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 140.5
The Northwestern Wildcats will be on the road to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 9th.
The tip-off is set for 5:30 ET from Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes started off as an 8.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 7.5. The total has gone from 138.5 to 140.5.
People may be talking about other teams in the Big Ten, but Northwestern has played pretty well so far this year. I think they could have a successful season when all is said and done.
The Wildcats lost to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday by a score of 74-70. This crew will be in for a much bigger challenge on Sunday when they face off with Ohio State.
This is a team that has played some good teams, but for the most part, there has been a lot of weaker competition on the slate. That will for sure change when they start facing teams just from within their conference.
Boo Buie was the leading scorer for them in their last game with 22 points and 8 assists. Besides him, nobody else really stepped up on the offensive side of the ball, which cannot happen if they are going to beat the Buckeyes.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State has been quite good this year. I am not saying they are one of the better teams in college hoops, but I would put them in the tier below that.
Right now, the Buckeyes have a record of 9-3. They have beaten some good teams, but the one victory that really sticks out to me is the one over the Duke Blue Devils. I do not think many people had them winning that ball game, but it did not seem to bother them.
They did lose to the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday by a score of 67-51. Listen, I get that their opponent is solid, but you cannot lose by 16 to an unranked team if you are Ohio State. Frankly, those sorts of things are unacceptable.
Simply put, the offense was not good enough for them in their last game. You cannot score 51 points and realistically expect to win ball games.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Northwestern is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Ohio State.
- Northwestern is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
- Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big Ten Conference.
- Ohio State is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Ohio State’s last 11 games.
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Summary:
After a tough loss in their last outing, I am interested to see how the Buckeyes play in this game. One thing is for certain: They have to be much better than they were in their last game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Ohio State ATS
Ohio State has to get back on track here. Yes, their opponent is solid, but the Wildcats are a team they should be able to beat.
After just a bad performance by the Buckeyes in their last game, I look for them to be much sharper and play at a higher level in this ball game.
Northwestern has played pretty well so far this year, but I am not sold they will be able to keep up with the pace of Ohio State. As the game goes on, I just feel the Buckeyes will find a rhythm and get the job done.
My play is on Ohio State laying the 7.5 points here.
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