Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers – 1/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game Details

Date:Friday January 3, 2020
Time:7:00 PM (EST)
Location: Value City Arena, Alabama, 36561, USA
Coverage:ESPN+
Odds/Point Spread:Ohio State Buckeyes -11
Total/Over-Under:Total 124.0
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Statistic

ODDSOPENCURRENT
WISCN+11+9.5
OHIOS-11-9.5
O/U124124

CONSENSUS

from 168 predictions
71%WISCONSIN67% over 124
29%OHIO ST.

COMPUTER PREDICTION

STATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
WISCONSIN  OHIO ST.
28SCORECASTER2

Betting Trends

8-5 (6-7 ATS) this season11-2 (10-3 ATS) this season
Wisconsin o/u is 0-2 the last 10 gamesOhio 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.
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Wisconsin Badgers Injuries

Ohio St. Buckeyes Injuries

Micah Potter (Eligibility) is out indefinitelyKyle Young(Appendectomy) is out indefinitely
Trevor Anderson(Undisclosed) injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Ohio StateJohn Klingberg(Ankle) is out indefinitely
Owen Hamilton(Back) is out indefinitely 
Joe Hedstrom(Knee) is out for season

Team Records

Wisconsin Badgers

Record

Ohio St. Buckeyes

8-5All11-2
7-0Home9-0
1-2Away1-1
0-3Neutral Site1-1/td>
6-2as Fav10-2
2-3as Dog1-0
6-7ATS10-3
4-3ATS Home8-1
1-2ATS Away1-1
1-2ATS Neutral Site1-1
6-7O/U5-8
5-2O/U Home3-6
1-2O/U Away1-1
1-2O/U Neutral Site1-1

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.

Badgers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Ohio State.

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.

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