Ohio State vs Northwestern Basketball Odds

The Buckeyes will play the Wildcats on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 8:30 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

Looking into the second half of the 2023-24 college basketball season, Ohio State and Northwestern are set to hit the hardwood on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. Luckily, we have some clear performance trends emerging now that each team has more than a dozen games under their belts. Use the following data to help analyze this matchup and to place an intelligent wager on its ultimate outcome.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - With the 2023-24 season in full stride, Ohio State currently has a 95.33 conference power ranking, while the SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for Northwestern is 97.33.
  • Away Ohio State - Ohio State starts this game with a 0-4 record as an away team, ranking them 4th in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins.
  • Home Northwestern - Northwestern meets Ohio State boasting a 10-1 record as a home team. They currently rank 3rd in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Ohio State currently ranks 7th (0.375) in the Big Ten Conference, with Northwestern now standing 3rd (0.625) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Big Ten Conference for the 2023-24 college basketball season.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Ohio State has a 0.684 overall win percentage, with Northwestern, matching up with a 0.737 overall win percentage.
  • Team Records - Ohio State currently possesses 13-6 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Northwestern has tallied a 14-5 standing as the 2023-24 college basketball season continues to unfold.

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Hear ye, hear ye! The mighty Ohio State wizards travel to face the Northwestern sorcerers on January 27th, 2024. With a 13-6 overall standing, Ohio State seeks victory against the 14-5 Northwestern team. Conference records are vital, as they determine tournament seeds.

In the Big Ten Conference, Ohio State stands at 3-5, while Northwestern boasts a 5-3 record. Ohio State comes in with a dreaded losing streak, while Northwestern basks in a triumphant winning streak. Will the wizards break the curse or will the sorcerers prevail?

Review the tables below to find the best point spread, total, and moneylines for this game. And fear not, for you can bet on college basketball legally at BetRivers, BetMGM, and BetWay. Witness the teams' futures odds and current standings below.

May the magic of the wizards clash against the sorcery of the sorcerers, and let the battle commence on the court of Northwestern University!

Best Buckeyes at Wildcats Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Ohio State
Favorite

Northwestern
Northwestern has a -3 -109 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Ohio State has a +3.5 -115 point spread at BetMGM VA. Ohio State is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 136.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 137.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Ohio State
Favorite

Northwestern
Northwestern is the -155 moneyline favorite. Risk $155 to win $100 on Northwestern at BetMGM. Ohio State is the +130 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $130 on Ohio State. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Ohio State vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Saturday, January 27th, 2024?

Northwestern is a -3 -109 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Ohio State is a +3.5 -115 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Ohio State vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Saturday, January 27th, 2024?

The best over line is 136.5 -110 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 137.5 -110 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Ohio State vs Northwestern College Basketball game on Saturday, January 27th, 2024?

Northwestern is a -155 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Ohio State is a +130 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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College Basketball Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Ohio State
Northwestern
1/27/24 8:30pm EST
+3 -112-3 -109
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Underdog Ohio State - Ohio State bettors risk $100 to win $89.29 at -112 odds.

A +3 Ohio State underdog bet wins if they lose by 2 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 3. Your bet loses if they lose by 4 or more.

Favorite Northwestern - Northwestern bettors risk $100 to win $91.74 at -109 odds.

A -3 Northwestern favorite bet wins if they win by 4 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 3. Your bet loses if they win by 2 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Ohio State at Northwestern Prop Bets

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College Basketball Prop Bets
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Ohio State
Northwestern
Tie
End of 2nd Half Result
1/27/24 8:30pm EST
+143-143+1050Bet
Northwestern
Team Total Points
OSU at NU
1/27/24 8:30pm EST
69.5 o -11569.5 u -115Bet
Ohio State
Team Total Points
OSU at NU
1/27/24 8:30pm EST
67.5 o -10867.5 u -124Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Ohio State, Northwestern
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
Northwestern22-120.64715-24-712-8+50.600L1
Ohio State22-140.61115-52-89-11+80.450L1

Ohio State & Northwestern Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

Ohio State Championship Odds
2024-25 Ohio State NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

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Northwestern Championship Odds
2024-25 Northwestern NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

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Ohio State & Northwestern Team Pages

Review each team's futures odds, betting bonuses, current standings and other valuable information on our exclusive team betting odds pages. Team betting odds and stats update throughout the season:

How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Ohio State vs Northwestern College Basketball Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

    Review our list of sports betting sites. Open a new account before the game starts on Saturday, January 27th, 2024 at 8:30 pm EST, making sure to enter all your personal details correctly. Don't forget to add your bonus code.

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