Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is favored at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -10 points against Ohio State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 137.5 points. Today’s game takes place from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin and will air live on FOX.
Ohio State is coming off a 79-65 loss to Clemson for its third loss in four games. The Buckeyes are 5-3 on the season and 2-4 against the spread. This will be the first true road game for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are putting up 76 points per game while allowing 69.8 per game. OSU is being led by Keita Bates-Diop is putting up 17.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game while Jae’Sean Tate is adding 12.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin is coming off a 49-37 loss to Virginia this week to fall to 3-4 on the season. The Badgers are 2-4 against the spread. Wisconsin is putting up 69.6 points per game this season while holding opponents to 61.6 per contest. Ethan Happ is leading the team with 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game to lead the Badgers while Brad Davison is adding 10.9 points per game. Davison is questionable for today’s game with a shoulder injury.
Wisconsin has won three of its last four meetings with Ohio State, covering the spread in the three wins as well. Wisconsin hasn’t looked like its usual self this season. The Badgers have struggled against most opponents and not been able to score consistently. I just can’t trust them by a double-digit favorite right now. The public betting is siding with Ohio State and I agree with them on this one.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OHIO STATE +10