Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern (+19.5)
Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) host the Northwestern Wildcats (6-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The odds on this contest have Ohio State as 19.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 59.5.
In their last contest, the Northwestern Wildcats went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and notched a win by a score of 28-10. Evan Hull paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 50 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He rushed for 149 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 11.5 yards per run. Kyric McGowan was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 72 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per reception for that game. Peyton Ramsey went 7/12 with 82 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Northwestern Wildcats hold an average of 25.3 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 170.6 yards on the ground which is 60th in the country. The Wildcats have earned 2,460 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Northwestern has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Wildcats are ranked 15th in D-1 in terms of team defense, conceding 14.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 121.9 yards on the ground per game so far this year. For the year, they have allowed 853 yards via the running game in 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Wildcats have given up 1,344 yards which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Over the course of their 7 games played this season, they are allowing 192.0 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 51.4%. For the season, they are allowing 313.9 yards/outing which ranks them 24th in D-1.
For his career, Ramsey has thrown for 7,799 yds with 51 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 364 times for a total of 1,001 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 131.0 with a touchdown rate of 4.4% and an interception percentage of 2.5%. He is throwing for 205.2 yds per game. Peyton Ramsey has completed 757 of his attempted career 1,162 tosses for a completion percentage of 65.1%.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Michigan State Spartans and added a win to their record by a score of 52-12. Trey Sermon led the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 64 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 112 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 11.2 yards per run. Chris Olave was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 139 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 13.9 yards per catch in this game. Justin Fields went 17/24 with 199 yards by way of the pass and added 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
During the season so far, the Buckeyes currently have a total of 1,407 yards via the pass together with an average of 281.4 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 24th in college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 532.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 6th in college football. They average 251.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,255 yards for the season. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Buckeyes are 4th in college football scoring 46.6 points per outing. The Buckeyes are giving up 23.2 PPG, which has them 47th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 116 points in total. Ohio State has conceded a total of 475 rushing yards (95.0 yards per outing) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. They have yielded 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 268.2 yards per outing, ranking them 123rd in college football.
During the 31 games in his college career, Justin Fields has been successful on 372 of 530 tries for 5,008 yds. He averages 161.5 yards per contest through the air with a 184.7 QB rating. Fields has thrown for 60 touchdowns while giving up 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 989 yards on 234 tries. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 11.3% and his interception rate is 1.1%.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wildcats +19.5
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