The Buckeyes are big favorites on the road.
Ohio State travels to Northwestern for a Friday night conference fight against the Wildcats this week, and they open as 25.5-point favorites with the game total at 49.5, according to Circa Sports.
College Football— Circa Sports (@CircaSports) October 13, 2019
Week 8 Opening Lines
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The line quickly moved to 28 points on most major sports books, including betonline.ag.
The Buckeyes have covered the spread in five straight games. The lone game in which Ohio State has not covered the spread this season was in the season-opening 45-21 win over Florida Atlantic, when the Buckeyes hopped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter but were unable to cover the 27.5-point spread on the game.
Friday night's game will kick off at 8:30 from Evanston, Illinois and will be broadcast on FS1.