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    The Northwestern Wildcats (10-2, 1-0 Big Ten) will try to extend a five-game winning streak when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-3, 1-0 Big Ten) on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Welsh-Ryan Arena as only 2.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 7:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 136.5 points.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Buckeyes vs. Wildcats

    • Game Day: Sunday, January 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Arena: Welsh-Ryan Arena
    Ohio State vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Ohio State -2.5 136.5

    Ohio State Betting Stats & Information

    • Ohio State has not lost a game it played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 5-0.
    • The Buckeyes have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -149 or shorter.
    • So far this season, the Buckeyes have put together a 6-6-0 record against the spread.
    • When they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this year, the Wildcats are 2-0 against the spread.
    • Ohio State’s average point total in outings this year is 146.8, 10.3 points higher than the over/under in this game.

    Northwestern Betting Stats & Info

    • Northwestern has split the two games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Wildcats have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +119 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Wildcats are 7-5-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this year, the Wildcats are 2-0 against the spread.
    • The average total for Northwestern’s games this year is 12.7 fewer points than the point total of 136.5 for this outing.

    Ohio State vs. Northwestern Season Stat Comparison

    Ohio State Rank Ohio State AVG Northwestern AVG Northwestern Rank
    23rd 81.7 Points Scored 68.2 278th
    89th 65.1 Points Allowed 55.7 7th
    16th 37.5 Rebounds 36.3 39th
    23rd 11.5 Off. Rebounds 9.8 103rd
    157th 7.8 3pt Made 8 134th
    124th 14.4 Assists 14 149th
    75th 11.3 Turnovers 10.9 46th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Ohio State Buckeyes Leaders

    • The Buckeyes scoring leader is Brice Sensabaugh, who averages 15.8 per contest to go with 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
    • Zed Key is Ohio State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.2 per game, while Bruce Thornton is its best passer, distributing 3.3 assists in each contest.
    • The Buckeyes get the most three-point shooting production out of Sensabaugh, who knocks down 2.1 threes per game.

    Northwestern Wildcats Leaders

    • Chase Audige scores 15.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Wildcats.
    • Northwestern’s leader in rebounds is Robbie Beran with 6.3 per game, and its leader in assists is Boo Buie with 4.3 per game.
    • Audige is dependable from distance and leads the Wildcats with 2.3 made threes per game.
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