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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern Wildcats (16-8) at Ohio State Buckeyes (14-10)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Northwestern Wildcats will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten game on Tuesday.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-10 (6-5) and are coming off of a loss to Wisconsin by a score of 79-68. Ohio State has lost 2 games in a row and is currently 8th in the Big Ten standings. Ohio State defeated Northwestern by a score of 65-56 in these two teams first meeting this season. Ohio State is averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Ohio State is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Marc Loving is averaging 13 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Ohio State. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.7 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is shooting 65.3% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats are 16-8 (4-7) and are coming off of a win against Minnesota by a score of 82-58. Northwestern has lost 5 of their last 6 games and is currently 10th in the Big Ten standings. Northwestern has beaten Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota (twice) in conference play. Northwestern is averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. Northwestern is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 14.8 points per game and 6.6 assists per game for Northwestern. Tre Demps is averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for the Wildcats. Northwestern is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 34.9% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.

Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. Northwestern is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 5-2 in Northwestern’s last 7 games. Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. Ohio State is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 6-1-1 in Ohio State’s last 8 Tuesday games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.

Northwestern has really struggled down the stretch, while Ohio State is just about out of NCAA tournament consideration. Ohio State knows they can’t really afford any more losses, so I expect them to come out and play strong at home. I like Ohio State here.

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