|Date:||Friday January 3, 2020|
|Time:||7:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||Value City Arena, Alabama, 36561, USA|
|Odds/Point Spread:||Ohio State Buckeyes -11|
CONSENSUSfrom 168 predictions
|71%||WISCONSIN||67% over 124|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|8-5 (6-7 ATS) this season||11-2 (10-3 ATS) this season|
|Wisconsin o/u is 0-2 the last 10 games||Ohio State o/u is 1-1 the last 10 games|
|Wisconsin are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.||Ohio State are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.|
|Wisconsin are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.||Ohio State are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.|
|Wisconsin are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Ohio State.||The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 5 games against Wisconsin.|
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
Ohio St. Buckeyes Injuries
|Micah Potter (Eligibility) is out indefinitely||Kyle Young(Appendectomy) is out indefinitely|
|Trevor Anderson(Undisclosed) injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Ohio State||John Klingberg(Ankle) is out indefinitely|
|Owen Hamilton(Back) is out indefinitely|
|Joe Hedstrom(Knee) is out for season||<|
Ohio St. Buckeyes
|1-2||ATS Neutral Site||1-1|
|1-2||O/U Neutral Site||1-1|
The Wisconsin Badgers hit the road for a Big Ten clash with the 5th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The Badgers are (8-5), coming off a 65-37 win over Rider. The Buckeyes are (11-2), after falling to West Virginia at home, 67-59.
In the Badgers win over Rider, Wisconsin was led on offense by Nate Reuvers. Reuvers converted on 6 of 11 attempts from the floor, making 3 foul shots, recording 15 points. Wisconsin shot 43% from the floor and 42% from distance. The Badgers defense was smothering, holding Rider to just 24% from the floor. Wisconsin while playing great defense, was able to pull away from their 3-point shooting. The Badgers made 13 3-pointers int he win.
In the Buckeyes loss to West Virginia, Ohio State was guided offensively by Kaleb Wesson. Wesson connected on 3 of 11 attempts from the floor, making 10 foul shots, totaling 17 points. The Buckeyes shot 31% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range. Ohio State out rebounded West Virginia, 41 to 34. Ohio State struggled on their home court, committing 22 turnovers. Those turnovers led to West Virginia taking 6 more shots from the floor.
Recent Betting Trends:
Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The under is 8-4 in Badgers last 12 games on the road.
Buckeyes are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
Buckeyes are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
The over is 5-0 in Buckeyes last 5 games against Wisconsin.
The Badgers will be shorthanded in this matchup with the highly ranked Buckeyes. The Badgers will be without Micah Potter amongst others. The Buckeyes are coming off a loss to West Virginia. Ohio State should be able to take advantage of the short Badgers bench. Ohio State is a very deep team and coach Chris Holtmann has no issue going to his bench. The Buckeyes not only have an edge offensively, Ohio State is the 8th best 3-point shooting team in the country. Wisconsin is 258th in defending the 3. Wisconsin is 1-2 on the road, while the Buckeyes are 7-0 ATS this season. However, this is the Big Ten and a double digit point spread seems to high for a team that just beat Tennessee by 20 points. I’ll take Wisconsin to cover, but Ohio State will win, 71-63.
Pick: WISCONSIN BADGERS +11.0