Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats 10/18/19 Predictions & Odds

Tanya Simon
October 19, 2019

While Ohio State looks poised to stay undefeated heading into a big game against Wisconsin next weekend, Northwestern is staring a 1-5 record in the face.

All that said, this is around the time that Ohio State lost its only game past year (they were favored by 13 at Purdue), so it shouldn't be hard for them to maintain focus. Northwestern has been very bad to start this season, and it would make plenty of sense for Ohio State to look past them with a matchup against No. 6 Wisconsin looming next week.

The Buckeyes have covered the spread in eight straight games following a win and in five straight Big Ten games.

If there's one thing Northwestern can rely on this season, it's shaky quarterback play. He's been nothing short of a disappointment for Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats' offense, but his backup hasn't been much better.

To put Fields' performances in the season into context, he ranks sixth nation-wide in quarterback efficiency with a 187.54 rating, while the three Northwestern quarterbacks combined have a rating of 79.9.

The Wildcats are a mess on offense, averaging just 14.4 points and 293 yards per game.

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"We all know what happens when you lose focus", he said in his press conference on Monday.

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"All you're anxious about is this game right here, and we all know what happens if you start lose focus, and we can not do that", he said.

The Buckeye defense will make life miserable for both quarterbacks as Johnson will start and throw two picks while Smith will come in and throw another two in the second half.

When and where is the game?

Friday night is sure an odd day for the Ohio State football team to play but at least the Buckeyes are back on the field this week.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

We recommend interesting sports viewing and streaming opportunities. Defensively, Northwestern is respectable, allowing only 19.8 points and 320 yards per game.

The Buckeyes have won the last seven meetings between the two and previous year defeated the Wildcats 45-24 in the Big Ten Championship Game. After all, their lowest margin of victory this year has been 24 points.

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