Ohio St. vs. Wisconsin Pick
Will No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State put on a classic, physical Big Ten battle when they meet up this Saturday at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is favored on the road in this game, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -10 points against the Badgers. The over/under total is listed at 44 points. Ohio State has won four straight meetings with Wisconsin and the two are 4-2-1 with the under in their last seven meetings.
Ohio State comes into this week’s game at 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are making their second road trip of the year and are 3-2 with the under largely due to their defense. Ohio State is giving up just 10.8 points and 246.4 yards per game this season, including only 148.6 passing yards per contest. The offense has been doing its part to hit the over, however, as they average 53.2 points and 537.6 yards per game. The Buckeyes have one of the top ground games in the nation, averaging 323.6 yards per game. Including QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State has three players over 300 yards rushing. Barrett has run for 342 yards and thrown for 981 with 15 passing touchdowns. Mike Weber leads the ground attack with 566 yards while Curtis Samuel has 410 yards. Samuel also is the leading receiver with 23 catches for 345 yards.
Wisconsin had a bye week but it is coming off a 14-7 loss at Michigan on Oct. 1. The Badgers are now 4-1 on the season, 1-1 in the Big Ten and 4-1 with the under. In the loss to Michigan, Wisconsin was held to just 159 total yards by the Wolverines, including only 71 rushing yards. Wisconsin also turned the ball over three times. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging just 26 points and 360.2 yards per game on offense. Freshman QB has thrown for 466 yards with four TDs and five interceptions since taking over as the starter. The offense is led by Corey Clement, who has rushed for 319 yards and five touchdowns. Wisconsin’s strength is clearly its defense, which is giving up just 12.2 points and 291.4 yards per game. The Badgers are allowing only 90.4 rushing yards per game this season.
With this game in Madison, expect the Wisconsin defense to be on point. The Badgers should make things tougher for Ohio State than anything the Buckeyes have faced this season. However, Wisconsin’s offense is in for a great challenge as well, similar to what it faced at Michigan. The Ohio State defense may even be better than Michigan, so don’t expect much from the Badgers in regards to scoring. The total is low, but I think the under hits.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PICK: OHIO STATE/WISCONSIN UNDER 44