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Dave's College Basketball Picks, March 8: Northwestern at Ohio State

dave darbySenior Analyst IMarch 7, 2009

Northwestern (17-11, 8-9) at Ohio State (19-9, 9-8)

Line: Ohio State -7


Northwestern got a nice win at Purdue on Wednesday. The Wildcats committed just five turnovers against 19 assists in the 64-61 win. Northwestern has now won three in a row and four out of their last five. Northwestern now has three road victories in the Big Ten Conference season.


Ohio State escaped Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 60-58 win on Tuesday. Evan Turner led the way for the Buckeyes with 22 points and nine assists, both above his season average.


Ohio State is currently tied with Minnesota and Wisconsin for fifth place in the Big Ten standings, so Sunday may be a shakedown for the middle of the pack.



Northwestern is 13-11 against the spread including 5-6 on the road

Ohio State is 14-10 against the spread including 7-6 at home


Northwestern has been very well on the road as of late and can hang with Ohio State offensively. Northwestern came away with a three point win in the first match up, and I expect this one to be equally as close.


Dave’s Pick: Northwestern +7


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