Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Pick
Is No. 18 Wisconsin giving up too many points to Ohio State when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is favored by a lot at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Buckeyes. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 134 points. Wisconsin has won and covered the spread in the last two meetings between these two.
Wisconsin is actually coming off a loss, falling at Purdue 66-55 to drop to 13-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are 8-5 against the spread this season but have covered in seven of their last nine meetings. Wisconsin has been its usually strong self on defense, allowing just 59.8 points per game this season. Offensively, Wisconsin is putting up 76 points per game. Bronson Koenig is leading the team with 14 points per game while Ethan Happ is adding 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
Ohio State is coming off a 78-68 loss at Minnesota to start Big Ten play 0-3. The Buckeyes are 10-6 overall but just 5-8 against the spread, failing to cover in six of their last eight games. Ohio State averages 74.2 points per game on offense and allows 65.6 points per game on defense, but those numbers dip heavily on the road. Away from home, Ohio State is allowing 71 points per game while only scoring 69.2. Ohio State does have some pretty good balance in scoring, as five players average double figures. Jae’Sean Tate is putting up 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while Trevor Thompson is putting up 10.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
The Badgers have bounced back well following losses. In their previous two losses, they responded with double-digit victories. Wisconsin also has been rolling at home, going 5-1 against the spread this season. Ohio State just isn’t a team you can really trust. Look for Wisconsin to find a way to a big win at home thanks to their lockdown defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN -10.5