Ohio State vs Northwestern: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 13, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 13, 2021

The Northwestern Wildcats are  underdogs as they look to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, January 13 at Value City Arena. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 13, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • With a mark of 4-6, the Buckeyes have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Buckeyes have a winning record against the spread when favored by 8 points or more, going 3-2 this season.
  • In 30% of its games this season (3/10), Ohio State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Duane Washington Jr. 12 15.1 3.0 2.4 0.8 0.0 2.8
E.J. Liddell 10 14.0 6.4 1.5 1.0 1.5 0.3
Justice Sueing 12 10.7 5.0 2.0 0.8 0.1 0.6
CJ Walker 11 8.7 2.8 4.2 0.7 0.2 0.4
Kyle Young 12 7.9 6.3 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.3
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Northwestern Betting Information

  • So far this season, Northwestern holds an even 4-4 record ATS.
  • For the second time this season, the Wildcats are at least an 8-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have regularly failed to covered the total points bet this season, doing so in 37.5% (3) of their eight games played.
  • The Wildcats fell to Illinois 81-56 and didn’t cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, while falling short of the 147 point total in their last outing on Thursday. Robbie Beran racked up a team-high 11 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Northwestern Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Miller Kopp 10 13.8 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.2 1.9
Chase Audige 10 11.7 3.8 1.7 1.0 0.3 1.5
Pete Nance 10 11.4 5.8 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.9
Boo Buie 10 10.3 2.6 5.0 0.6 0.0 1.7
Ryan Young 10 9.0 6.1 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.1

Total Facts

  • Ohio State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday’s matchup total (142 points) in 50% of opportunities (six out of 12 matchups).
  • Five Northwestern games this year (50% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Wednesday’s point total of 142 points.
  • The total for the contest of 142 is 13.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (76.5 points per game) and the Wildcats (79.1 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 135.2 points per game, 6.8 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Buckeyes have seen a 142.8 average over/under in their games this season, 0.8 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of six points separates the average total points bet in Wildcats games (148 points) and this game’s over/under (142 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/26/2020 Ohio State Northwestern -2.5 141.5 -144 +121 Regular Season 71-70 NWSTRN
1/26/2020 Ohio State Northwestern -6.5 131.5 -313 +240 Regular Season 71-59 OHIOST
3/6/2019 N/A Northwestern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-50 NWSTRN
2/20/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-49 OHIOST

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