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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 8:00 PM
OHIO ST (5-0) AT NORTHWESTERN (4-0) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/U/PRYPYTYRYPYTY
407: OHIO ST
408: NORTHWESTERN
57.5
+6.5
48.2 / 17.0
41.2 / 23.8
5-0
4-0
3-1-1
2-2-0
3-2-0
2-2-0
287.2
249.5
214.0
233.8
501.2
483.2
84.6
119.0
219.4
307.5
304.0
426.5
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
OHIO ST-8 
NORTHWESTERN  
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
OHIO ST - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points0-01-231-230-11-328-271-02-240-14
in all games3-116-13152-1083-215-1595-1175-023-7213-54
in all lined games3-116-13152-1083-215-1595-1175-023-7209-54
as a favorite3-110-11126-893-212-1079-895-019-3191-28
as a road favorite1-02-244-261-04-028-251-03-162-9
as a road favorite of 3.5 to 7 points0-00-09-70-00-08-80-00-012-3
in road games1-07-360-381-06-437-431-06-473-26
in road lined games1-07-360-381-06-437-431-06-473-26
in a road game where the total is between 56.5 and 631-01-01-21-01-01-21-01-03-0
against conference opponents0-010-699-670-19-861-751-012-5132-37
when playing on a Saturday3-116-12140-953-215-1486-1015-023-6199-43
when playing with 6 or less days rest3-012-11117-862-212-1272-894-018-6170-37
after playing a conference game0-09-697-700-09-662-730-010-5125-42
in games played on a grass field0-05-4113-800-04-569-850-05-4156-44
in October games0-05-353-360-05-329-390-06-270-21
off a win against a conference rival0-06-474-540-07-348-540-09-198-29
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins2-08-784-712-19-752-723-014-2125-32
when playing against a team with a winning record0-09-275-500-15-753-641-08-490-36
in weeks 5 through 90-06-359-400-15-532-451-08-281-21

NORTHWESTERN - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points0-05-540-220-05-526-230-02-827-35
in all games2-219-11132-1162-213-1676-854-020-10126-130
in all lined games2-219-11132-1162-213-1676-854-020-10121-128
as an underdog0-08-691-720-07-753-560-05-953-111
as a home underdog of 3.5 to 7 points0-01-210-80-01-26-80-00-36-12
in home games1-29-759-631-26-937-423-012-470-58
in home lined games1-29-759-631-26-937-423-012-466-56
in a home game where the total is between 56.5 and 630-22-49-110-22-48-122-04-211-9
against conference opponents0-010-688-780-09-752-590-08-873-95
when playing on a Saturday2-218-11120-1122-213-1568-784-019-10120-120
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest0-03-116-90-02-212-80-01-37-19
after a bye week0-03-116-90-02-212-80-01-37-19
in games played on a grass field1-212-1084-871-29-1255-643-015-786-91
in October games0-05-443-420-06-330-270-03-637-50
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins0-25-627-310-22-819-292-08-332-27
when playing against a team with a winning record0-08-560-540-07-646-380-05-840-76
in weeks 5 through 90-06-451-450-07-333-330-04-643-55
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
OHIO ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games5-0+23-13-248.235.0501.2(6.7)1.017.09.4304.0(4.7)2.0
Road Games1-0+11-01-052.031.0608.0(7)1.034.020.0503.0(5.6)2.0
Last 3 Games3-0+22-02-153.036.7533.7(6.8)0.719.311.3327.3(5.2)1.7
Conference Games1-0+10-00-131.024.0390.0(5.7)0.024.014.0399.0(6.5)1.0
OHIO ST - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)48.235.025.433:0546-287(6.3)20-2968.7%214(7.4)75-501(6.7)(10.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.41.527.42430:1841-214(5.2)21-3461.4%246(7.2)75-460(6.1)(11.1)
Offense Road Games52.031.027.033:5555-332(6)21-3265.6%276(8.6)87-608(7)(11.7)
Defense (All Games)17.09.417.026:5530-85(2.8)20-3558.0%219(6.2)65-304(4.7)(17.9)
Opponents Offensive Avg.23.712.417.830:3637-147(4)19-3358.3%219(6.5)70-365(5.2)(15.4)
Defense Road Games34.020.028.026:0537-132(3.6)31-5358.5%371(7)90-503(5.6)(14.8)

NORTHWESTERN - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games4-0+22-22-241.222.2483.2(6.6)1.723.76.7426.5(5.2)2.7
Home Games3-0+11-21-240.324.0475.0(6.4)1.321.75.7386.0(5.1)2.7
Last 3 Games3-0+11-21-240.324.0475.0(6.4)1.321.75.7386.0(5.1)2.7
Grass Games3-0+11-21-240.324.0475.0(6.4)1.321.75.7386.0(5.1)2.7
NORTHWESTERN - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)41.222.225.030:0447-249(5.3)18-2669.8%234(8.8)73-483(6.6)(11.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.3218.719.829:2541-196(4.8)16-2956.6%202(7)70-398(5.7)(12.4)
Offense Home Games40.324.026.030:1449-263(5.3)18-2572.4%212(8.4)75-475(6.4)(11.8)
Defense (All Games)23.76.724.729:5632-119(3.7)28-4957.4%307(6.2)82-426(5.2)(18)
Opponents Offensive Avg.25.812.422.231:3538-147(3.9)24-4157.9%273(6.6)79-420(5.3)(16.3)
Defense Home Games21.75.723.029:4632-128(4)25-4455.6%258(5.8)76-386(5.1)(17.8)
Average power rating of opponents played: OHIO ST 27.2,  NORTHWESTERN 21.8
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
OHIO ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
8/31/2013BUFFALO40-20W-33.5L56O45-26116-23-199235-7319-32-1851
9/7/2013SAN DIEGO ST42-7W-28W55U40-26321-30-182127-6422-41-2164
9/14/2013@ CALIFORNIA52-34W-13W62.5O55-33221-32-276137-13231-53-3712
9/21/2013FLORIDA AM76-0W-50W57.5O46-38824-34-215123-5010-16-302
9/28/2013WISCONSIN31-24W-7T55.5U43-19217-25-198027-10420-34-2951
10/5/2013@ NORTHWESTERN            
10/19/2013IOWA            
10/26/2013PENN ST            

NORTHWESTERN - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
8/31/2013@ CALIFORNIA44-30W-5W61.5O40-20919-30-299335-9339-64-4553
9/7/2013SYRACUSE48-27W-17W54.5O44-20630-37-375034-13329-45-3014
9/14/2013W MICHIGAN38-17W-28.5L57.5U55-33215-22-139231-14316-41-2021
9/21/2013MAINE35-21W-28L57.5U49-25110-17-122230-10729-47-2723
10/5/2013OHIO ST            
10/12/2013@ WISCONSIN            
10/19/2013MINNESOTA            
10/26/2013@ IOWA            
11/2/2013@ NEBRASKA            
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1992
OHIO ST is 7-5 against the spread versus NORTHWESTERN since 1992
OHIO ST is 12-1 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1992
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games played at NORTHWESTERN since 1992
NORTHWESTERN is 4-2 against the spread versus OHIO ST since 1992
OHIO ST is 5-1 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1992
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at NORTHWESTERN over the last 3 seasons.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring OHIO ST in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OHIO ST games 51.1% of the time since 1992. (114-109)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OHIO ST games 38.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NORTHWESTERN games 46.3% of the time since 1992. (99-115)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NORTHWESTERN games 37% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-17)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OHIO ST games 58.3% of the time since 1992. (112-80)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OHIO ST games 60% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (18-12)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NORTHWESTERN games 43.3% of the time since 1992. (61-80)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NORTHWESTERN games 42.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (11-15)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
OHIO ST
[DE] 10/03/2013 - Jamal Marcus is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Concussion )
[DL] 09/29/2013 - Tyquan Lewis "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Undisclosed )
[DB] 09/29/2013 - Christian Bryant out for season ( Ankle )
[WR] 09/23/2013 - James Clark out for season ( Leg )
[DL] 08/29/2013 - Tommy Schutt out indefinitely ( Foot )
[TE] 08/17/2013 - Blake Thomas out for season ( Neck )
[DB] 08/16/2013 - Adam Griffin out for season ( Shoulder )
[DB] 08/16/2013 - Jamie Wood out for season ( Shoulder )
[DB] 08/15/2013 - Najee Murray has been dismissed ( Suspension )
NORTHWESTERN
[DT] 10/04/2013 - Sean McEvilly is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Lower Body )
[RB] 09/29/2013 - Venric Mark missed last 3 games, probable Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Ankle )
[DB] 09/02/2013 - Daniel Jones out for season ( Knee )
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