Ohio State figures to do all of the scoring when they meet a Northwestern team that put up just 14 point against Duke. Look for both teams’ Under trends to continue here.
Both the Ohio State Buckeyes and Northwestern Wildcats have had strong Under tendencies lately, and we expect that to continue this week.
[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]The Under is now 8-3 in the last 11 Northwestern road games, as well as 20-8-1 in their last Big Ten Conference games overall. More importantly, if the Wildcats could only manage 14 points vs. a dreadful Duke team last week, how are they going to generate any offense vs. this stout Ohio State defensive unit? Northwestern has only scored 10 and 7 points respectively in their last two meetings with the Buckeyes, and that was with a better offense than they have this year.
The Under is also 10-2 in the last 12 Ohio State home games, and the Buckeyes have allowed a total of 22 points in three games this season. Granted, shutting down Akron and Youngstown State does not mean a thing, but holding Washington to 14 points in their own stadium is a valid indicator of just how good the Ohio State defense is.
Now sure, the Buckeyes will get their share of points here, but considering that they may be the only team scoring, we do not expect them to push this game Over by themselves.
Free Pick: Northwestern, Ohio State Under 47