Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Odds

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COLUMBUS, OH (The Spread) – No. 4 Ohio State begins Big Ten play on Saturday when it hosts No. 23 Wisconsin at 8PM ET on ABC.

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Ohio State is 4-0 on the season, 3-0 at home and 3-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is 3-1 overall, 0-1 on the road and 4-0 against the spread. Ohio State has won five of its last six against the Badgers.

Trends show that Ohio State is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 against Wisconsin, but the underdog is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 games of this series. These two have hit the under in 3 of their last 5 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ohio State is the favorite at home, as the Buckeyes have odds of -7 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Ohio State favored by 7.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 8 and a low of 6.5 before settling in at Ohio State -7. The over/under total opened at 54 points and has since added the hook.

Ohio State is off to a 4-0 start, having scored at least 40 points in all four games, including a 76-point effort last week against Florida A&M. The Buckeyes are posting 529 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 15.3 points per game. With Braxton Miller nursing an injury, Kenny Guiton has filled in the last two games, throwing for 664 yards and 13 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Jordan Hall has added 422 rushing yards and eight scores.

Wisconsin is 3-1 on the season thanks to a 41-10 win at home over Purdue last week. The Badgers are averaging 41 points per game this season, while the defense is giving up only 10.5 points per game. Wisconsin has a huge ground game, with Melvin Gordon have rushed for 624 yards and seven scores, James White posting 442 yards and three touchdowns and Corey Clement rushing for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Joel Stave has added 761 passing yards with six touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Wisconsin tight end Jacob Pedersen (leg) is doubtful for this game while linebacker Derek Landisch (ankle) is questionable. Ohio State receiver James Clark (leg) is out for this game.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Ohio State, as the Buckeyes are getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against Wisconsin on Saturday.

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