The Ohio State Buckeyes are still looking for their first Big Ten Championship Game victory as they face the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes lost to the Michigan State Spartans 34-24 in last year’s Big Ten title game as 5.5-point favorites while the Badgers won the previous two by a combined score of 112-70.
Big Ten East champion Ohio State lost starting quarterback J.T. Barrett to a fractured ankle in last week’s 42-28 home win over the Michigan Wolverines, and the team has failed to cover the spread in its past three games against Big Ten opponents. Big Ten West champion Wisconsin is riding a seven-game winning streak in conference play and has gone 4-3 against the spread during that stretch. However, the Badgers have dropped six of the previous seven meetings with the Buckeyes both straight-up and ATS.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Ohio State Buckeyes as 3-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest.
Computer Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Pick
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 36-28 result in favor of the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-1 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the point spread. The Wisconsin Badgers, meanwhile, are 10-2 and 5-7 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Ohio State go 10-2 and the Wisconsin Badgers go 6-5-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Wisconsin injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
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How Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Stats Matchup
The game also pits Ohio State’s No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 44.08 PPG, against a Wisconsin defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 16.75 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 246 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers secondary allows through the air, 156.58 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Wisconsin Badgers feature the league’s No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 101.5 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time we saw the Golden Gophers, they had no answer for Melvin Gordon as the Badgers rolled to a 34-24 victory at Camp Randall Stadium.
Ezekiel Elliott ran through the Michigan defense for 121 yards in Ohio State’s last game, handing the Wolverines a 42-28 setback on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds Trends
Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisconsin is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Ohio State
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ohio State’s last 11 games
Ohio State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Wisconsin