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2018 Big Ten Championship Odds: Tracking Ohio State-Northwestern Betting Line Moves

Dec 01, 2018 6:23 PM EST

2018 Big Ten Championship Odds for Ohio State-Northwestern

  • Odds: Ohio State -16.5
  • Total: 62.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX

Ohio State needs a win over Northwestern in the 2018 Big Ten Championship, some style points while doing it and also help from Texas to have a chance at reaching the College Football Playoff.

Northwestern has been declining in our power ratings all season, but continues to find ways to win, especially as an underdog. Coach Pat Fitzgerald is 20-12-1 against the spread as a double-digit underdog and has won 11 of those games outright.

We’ll be tracking the odds and how they move for the 2018 Big Ten Championship Game all day. You can get up-to-the-minute lines and betting market data from our live odds page, and for a full breakdown of who to bet in this game, check out our Big Ten Championship betting guide.

2018 Big Ten Championship Game Betting Odds Tracker

We’ll be using odds from Pinnacle unless otherwise noted. All data comes from our live odds dashboard at Sports Insights.

6:20 p.m. ET: Ohio State money has come in all day, pushing the line up to Buckeyes -16.5 at Pinnacle and -17 at a lot of other books. The total has also risen to 62.5.

8 a.m. ET: There’s not a consensus spread in the market right now, with Pinnacle showing Ohio State -14, Bookmaker at -15 and 5Dimes at -15.5.

Our Line Predictor tool at Sports Insights predicts that this line will move in Ohio State’s direction next, perhaps up to a market consensus of -15.

At Pinnacle — a market-setting offshore sports book that takes high-limit bets — bettors pounced on Northwestern at +14.5 at 2:30 a.m. ET Saturday morning to drive the line back down to +14.

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