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Northwestern vs Ohio 9/25/21 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Ohio Bobcats (0-3) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (1-2)
September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -15 / Ohio Bobcats +15; Over/Under: 47
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The Northwestern Wildcats meet the Ohio Bobcats Saturday in week 4 college football action at Ryan Field. The Ohio Bobcats look to avoid their first 0-4 start since the 2008 CFB season. The Northwestern Wildcats need a win here to get back to a .500 record.

The Ohio Bobcats have lost four of their last six regular season games. Kurtis Rourke is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 432 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Ty Walton and Jerome Buckner have combined for 220 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Cameron Odom has seven receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 128.3 yards per contest, and O’Shaan Allison leads the way with 167 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 35.3 points and 436.3 yards per game. Bryce Houston leads the Ohio Bobcats with 26 tackles, Will Evans has 1.5 sacks and Alvin Floyd has one interception.

The Northwestern Wildcats have won five of their last six home games. Hunter Johnson is completing 60 percent of his passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Bryce Kirtz and Stephon Robinson Jr. have combined for 314 receiving yards and one touchdown while Malik Washington has eight receptions. The Northwestern Wildcats ground game is averaging 157.7 yards per contest, and Evan Hull leads the way with 262 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 24.7 points and 417.7 yards per game. Chris Bergin leads the Northwestern Wildcats with 31 tackles, Jeremy Meiser has two sacks and Adetomiwa Adebawore has one interception.

The Bobcats are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bobcats last 10 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Wildcats last 11 games overall.

The Ohio Bobcats have had great success in the underdog role, but they’re off to a brutal start on both sides of the ball and are easily one of the worst offensive teams in the country through three games. The Northwestern Wildcats have their issues to figure out as well, but they’ll be eager to rebound from a loss to Duke, and they’ve been quite profitable against the spread over the last two seasons. There’s no arguing that Northwestern is the more talented team here and that defense should feast. Give me Northwestern in a home beatdown.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Northwestern Wildcats -15
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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