At the beginning of the season, Ohio State had the look of Final Four material. The Buckeyes steamrolled to early big-name wins that put them second in the national rankings. As a result, the Buckeyes became a top tier favorite with the NCAA basketball championship odds. OSU then dropped fast to fall out of the Top 25 rankings. In fact, they are no longer even a Big Ten title contender. That being said recovery is possible. Last Saturday Wisconsin’s home upset of Michigan State was a reminder of how tough it is for visitors at the Kohl Center.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers
|Date and Time:||Sunday, February 9, 2020, Noon ET|
|Location:||Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin|
|Ohio State vs. Wisconsin TV Coverage:||CBS|
|NCAA Basketball Championship Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Overview
Late on Wisconsin has struggled to maintain online betting value with just one cover in their last six games. UW is now 13-9 straight up, 9-11-2 against the spread and 9-12 under the total. National metrics have the Badgers ranked 302nd for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed.
In the same way, OSU has paid in just two of their last nine starts. As a result, Ohio State is 14-7 straight up, 12-9 vs. the line and 7-14 under the total. The Buckeyes rank 137th for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed. It has been an alarming fall for coach Chris Holtmann’s team. Just one month ago, nobody could have fathomed that OSU would be out of the Big Ten championship race.
Key Buckeyes: F Kaleb Wesson (13.9 PTS, 9.7 REB, 2.1 AST, 45.1 FGPCT, 72.1 FGPCT, 41.2 3PPCT), G Duane Washington Jr (10.8 PTS, 2.4 REB, 1.3 AST, 40.9 FGPCT, 84.8 FTPCT, 40.4 3PPCT), G DJ Carson (10.4 PTS, 2.8 REB, 3.0 AST, 47.7 FGPCT, 75.9 FTPCT, 40.0 3PPCT)
Key Badgers: F Nate Reuvers (13.8 PTS, 5.0 REB, 0.5 AST, 46.9 FGPCT, 76.0 FTPCT, 32.9 3PPCT), G D’Mitrik Trice (9.6 PTS, 4.4 REB, 3.6 AST, 38.4 FGPCT, 77.3 FTPCT, 35.6 3PPCT), F Micah Potter (9.0 PTS, 5.3 REB, 0.3 AST, 53.4 FGPCT, 90.9 FTPCT, 43.5 3PPCT)
Ohio State and Wisconsin Versus the Odds
The Buckeyes are:
- 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road tilts
- 2-5 under the total away from home
- 3-5 on the board in their last eight games at Wisconsin
- 5-2 over the total on the road against the Badgers
The Badgers are:
- 6-5 against the spread in their last 11 games at Kohl Center
- 7-2-1 over the total in-home court action
- 5-2 with the odds in their head to head series with Ohio State
- 5-1 over the total in their last six games with the Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation, Wisconsin rates the edge for NCAA basketball championship odds. It’s not always pretty with the Badgers, but they get the job done at home. As mentioned earlier OSU is one of the many teams that struggle at the Kohl Center. As Michigan State discovered last week UW is a different team at home.
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin NCAA Betting Online Pick: Wisconsin Badgers
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wisconsin 69, Ohio State 65