Northwestern vs Ohio State Predictions & Expert Picks for Big Ten Championship College Football Game

Jason Schandl
Northwestern vs Ohio State predictions and Big Ten Championship expert picks.
Northwestern vs Ohio State predictions and Big Ten Championship expert picks. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Conference championship week is here, and that includes Saturday's Big Ten championship matchup between the Northwestern Wildcats and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Here's a look at what the experts are predicting for the 2020 Big Ten Championship game.

Ohio State vs Northwestern Big Ten Championship Predictions

ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) Winning Probability measure is giving Ohio State a massive edge in this matchup, with a 90.9% chance of winning, compared to 9.1% for Northwestern.

CBS Sports
CBS Sports' panel of experts made the following picks for this game:
Dennis Dodd: Ohio State
Chip Patterson: Ohio State
Tom Fornelli: Ohio State
Barrett Sallee: Ohio State
Ben Kercheval: Ohio State
Jerry Palm: Ohio State
David Cobb: Ohio State

FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook's NCAAF betting lines favor Ohio State to win, as 20.5-point favorites with a -1400 moneyline.

Ohio State vs Northwestern Big Ten Championship Picks

Ohio State: 9
Northwestern: 0

It's unanimous, with all nine highlighted sources picking Ohio State to walk away as the 2020 Big Ten Champions. Based on the point spread and projections from ESPN, it doesn't seem like this game is expected to be remotely close either.

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