|2012 Big Ten College Football Week 12 Odds: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:30|
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Odds
Ohio State is 10-0 on the season, 6-0 in the Big Ten and 3-0 on the road. Wisconsin is 7-3 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten and 5-1 at home. Both teams come into the game at 5-5 against the spread. Ohio State has won four of the last five in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games in this series and the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two. These two have also combined to hit the under in 5 of the last 6 games held at Wisconsin.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the favorite to win this game, as the Badgers have odds of -2.5 points at home against Ohio State. The over/under total has been set at 53 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin was favored by 2.5 points as well. The spread reached a peak of 3 points during the week before closing at Wisconsin -2.5.
Ohio State is coming off a 52-22 win over Illinois last week. The Buckyes have won their last two games by at least 12 points. Ohio State is averaging 39.9 points per game this year on offense while the defense is allowing 23.9 points per game. Leading the team is quarterback Braxton Miller, who has thrown for 1,753 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 1,166 yards and 13 scores.
Wisconsin is coming off a 62-14 win at Indiana last week. The Badgers ran for over 500 yards in the victory and seem to have found a spark to their offense, which is averaging 29.5 points per game this year. The defense is allowing only 17.2 points per game this season. Leading Wisconsin this season is running back Montee Ball, who has rushed for 1,226 yards and 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Ohio State linebacker Etienne Sabino is questionable with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Ohio State. The Buckeyes are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at Wisconsin on Saturday.