We have your Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Ohio State Buckeyes hit the road to face the Wisconsin Badgers.
The Wisconsin Badgers (16-8) are set to host the Ohio State Buckeyes (14-10) in a Big Ten clash at the Kohl Center. With both teams looking to break their respective losing streaks, this matchup promises to be a battle of resilience and determination.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Odds Info
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 09:00 PM
Location: Kohl Center – Madison, WI
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
- On the road, Ohio State Buckeyes are 0 and 6 this season.
- Against the spread this season, Ohio State Buckeyes are 8 and 16.
- Against the spread on the road, Ohio State Buckeyes are 3 and 5.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
- At home, Wisconsin Badgers are 11 and 2 this season.
- Against the spread this season, Wisconsin Badgers are 11 and 12.
- Against the spread at home, Wisconsin Badgers are 8 and 5.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Predictions
The Wisconsin Badgers, after a strong start to the season, have hit a rough patch, losing their last four games. Despite the skid, they remain formidable on their home court with an 11-2 record. The Badgers’ offense, led by guard AJ Storr averaging 16.4 points per game, will look to exploit an Ohio State defense that has struggled on the road. Wisconsin’s efficiency from the field (46.4%, 95th nationally) could be the key to overcoming their recent offensive woes.
Ohio State, on the other hand, is winless on the road this season and is coming off a two-game losing streak. Guard Bruce Thornton, who leads the team with 15.8 points and 4.2 assists per game, will need to orchestrate the Buckeyes’ offense against a Wisconsin team that has been tough to beat at the Kohl Center. The Buckeyes will need to improve their field goal percentage (44.6%, 201st nationally) and three-point shooting (33.7%, tied for 249th nationally) to stand a chance in this contest.
Defensively, both teams have had their struggles, but Wisconsin’s ability to control the game at home could be the difference-maker. The Badgers will need to contain Ohio State’s offense, which averages 75.3 points per game (tied for 156th nationally), to get back on the winning track. With both teams desperate for a win to boost their conference standings, expect a hard-fought game with key matchups, particularly in the backcourt, likely to determine the outcome.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick
The Wisconsin Badgers have demonstrated a strong ability to defend their home court, boasting an impressive 11-2 record at the Kohl Center. Despite their recent losing streak, the Badgers’ overall performance and the home advantage make them the safer bet. Wisconsin’s offensive efficiency, with a field goal percentage ranking 95th nationally, coupled with Ohio State’s winless road record this season, suggests that the Badgers are more likely to bounce back and secure a victory. Furthermore, the Badgers’ ability to perform under pressure at home, where they have secured the majority of their wins, gives them the edge in this matchup.
Ohio State’s struggles on the road are hard to overlook, and their lower field goal and three-point percentages indicate potential difficulties in overcoming Wisconsin’s defense. The Buckeyes’ recent form, losing two consecutive games and failing to win a single road game this season, further diminishes their chances against a Wisconsin team eager to end their losing streak. Considering these factors, the historical head-to-head data, which may favor Wisconsin, is less relevant as the current dynamics point towards a Badgers victory. Therefore, a moneyline bet on Wisconsin is the recommended pick for this Big Ten showdown.
The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -450. (Bet365)