Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Prediction
Big Ten rivals clash in Columbus, OH on Saturday afternoon when No. 21 Ohio State hosts No. 22 Wisconsin at 12:00 p.m. ET. With the Buckeyes laying 4.5 points and the total sitting at 136.5, what’s the best play when it comes to this conference matchup?
603 Wisconsin Badgers (+4.5) at 604 Ohio State Buckeyes (-4.5); o/u 136.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: Big Ten Network
Wisconsin Badgers DFS Snapshot
Johnny Davis totaled 23 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 64-59 victory over Indiana. The Badgers were missing several key backcourt depth pieces Wednesday, so it was up to program veterans like Davis and Brad Davison to shoulder most of the load. As he's done all season, Davis answered the call. He helped lead the Badgers from a 22-point deficit, and it was a corner three-pointer with 1:18 remaining that allowed Wisconsin to regain the lead and never look back. The win matched the largest come-from-behind victory in school history and also gives the Badgers an undefeated record with Davis in the lineup. A slow-paced Badger team rarely sees a 20.5 ppg scorer, but that's exactly what Davis is giving them as he plays his way into the all-Big Ten -- and possibly All-American -- conversation.
Ohio State Buckeyes DFS Snapshot
EJ Liddell finished with 15 points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one block over 24 minutes during Wednesday's 85-74 victory over Towson. Liddell played just 24 minutes in Wednesday's comfortable victory, but he remained productive for the Buckeyes while converting all eight of his attempts from the charity stripe. The junior has been a consistent force in the scoring and rebound columns this year and is averaging 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29.1 minutes per game.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Badgers have covered six straight games, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven road games and are 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games versus a team with a winning record. Wisconsin is also 5-1-1 against the spread in its last seven road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS +4.5