For all the B1G marbles. No. 4 Ohio State (5-0) looks to cement its spot in the College Football Playoff with a Big Ten Championship on Saturday afternoon, but No. 14 Northwestern stands in the Buckeyes’ way.
Ohio State is expected to miss some key players due to COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, while NU is a full go. It’ll be up to NU quarterback Peyton Ramsey to make some plays against the exploitable OSU secondary while the Wildcats’ Big Ten-best defense has the Herculean task of slowing down Justin Fields, regardless of which of his skill players are available.
The betting line has shifted slightly from about -20.5 OSU to -18.5 OSU over the last 24 hours or so.
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Game Time: 11 a.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720, WNUR Sports 89.3 FM
Online: Fox Sports App
Betting line: Ohio State -18.5 (SportsLine)
SP+ Projection: 34-16 Ohio State (16% chance of a Northwestern win)