Badgers vs. Buckeyes Prediction
The 21st-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will look to finish the regular season with their third straight win today at the Ohio State Buckeyes. Can Wisconsin rise to the occasion on the road and cover the spread as small favorites?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Value City Arena at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Badgers are 2.5-point favorites on the spread line. The over-under is set at 123.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Wisconsin. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Badgers steamroll Hawkeyes
Wisconsin dominated visiting Iowa Thursday night by a count of 65-45 to improve to 21-9 overall and 13-6 in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers led 31-22 at halftime and continued to roll after the break. Wisconsin shot 22-of-54 from the floor, 4-of-20 from 3-point distance plus 17-of-27 at the free throw line. Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 21 points. 5-of-11 shooting plus 11-of-18 at the free throw line. He also contributed 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Khalil Iverson added 11 points, 11 boards and two blocks.
Buckeyes struggle at Wildcats
Ohio State fell by a score of 68-50 Wednesday night at Northwestern to drop to 18-12 overall and 8-11 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes trailed 28-17 at halftime and could not rally after the break. Ohio State shot 17-of-64 from the field, 4-of-26 from 3-point range plus 12-of-17 at the free throw line. Keyshawn Woods led the way for the Buckeyes with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Duane Washington Jr. added 11 points and six boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games. Wisconsin is 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven Big Ten games.
The Badgers have lost two of their last three road games straight up and will be dealing with an Ohio State squad on Senior Day. The Buckeyes aren't an NCAA Tournament team unless they do the unlikely task of running the table in the Big Ten Tourney, but they have won their last two home games straight up and should be hyped for this contest. Look for OSU to lean on its defense to slow down the efficiency of the Wisconsin offense, while also finding cracks in the elite Badgers defense. Go with the hosts to get it done today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES +2.5