Northwestern vs. Ohio State Odds & Pick: Sharps & Experts Hitting Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Spread
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- The Big Ten Championship offers one team as a heavy favorite, but do sharps agree?
- They've taken notice of the game, and Danny Donahue breaks down what that means specifically for the Big Ten title game.
- Check out Donahue's full breakdown below.
Northwestern vs. Ohio State Odds
|Ohio State Odds||-18.5|
|PRO Projection||OSU -19 | 58|
|Time||12 p.m. ET|
Whether or not a game is surrounded by excitement doesn’t exactly matter to sharp bettors. So this being conference championship weekend doesn’t necessarily affect their likelihood to find games worth betting.
Of course, not affecting that likelihood also means not decreasing it. And by the looks of it, they’re getting started with one of Saturday’s noon ET kickoffs: the Big Ten Championship Game.
Our PRO Report makes their pick clear, and reveals our college football experts to be on the same side.
Note: Odds, data as of 2 p.m. ET Friday.
Northwestern vs. Ohio State Pick
After opening just shy of a three-touchdown favorite (and reaching that mark for a short time), Ohio State is down to -18.5 across most of the market thanks to sharp action on Northwestern.
Given that 59% of bets on this spread (as of writing) have come in on the favorite, the line shrinking serves as a pretty strong indication that sharps are probably among the minority. And Sports Insights Bet Signals confirm that to be the case.
Three Bet Signals have been triggered on Northwestern, revealing three separate instances of market-wide movement caused specifically by sharp action.
The most recent of the three moves also came at +20, indicating confidence from pros even inside the key number of +21.
Sharp Action edge: Northwestern
It’s not just sharps taking the points with the Wildcats, either. Our experts are also on board, having jumped on lines of +20.5 and +21.
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Top Experts edge: Northwestern