Against The Spread Pick
The Buckeyes take their three-game winning streak on the road as they make a stop at the Kohl Center for a tilt with the Wisconsin Badgers. Ohio State was able to get a big road win at rival Michigan on Tuesday night, and if they want to make a late push in this very tough Big Ten Conference a win at Wisconsin could prove to be all-important. The Badgers followed up their dramatic home win against Michigan State, with an ugly road loss at Minnesota in their previous game. Ohio State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, while Wisconsin hasn’t had any better luck covering the spread only once in their last seven games. The Badgers covered in the first meeting this season, in a 61-57 victory at Ohio State. It’s been tough to win on the road, but Ohio State looks to be building confidence at the right time. Which makes taking the Buckeyes to cover two points on the road the right call.
Over Under Pick
Wisconsin has made holding opponents well below their averages a priority, and they have held teams to 64 points or fewer in three of their last four games. Ohio State hasn’t quite scored the ball at the highest of rates this season, but they have found a way to produce enough to get wins recently. The Badgers and Buckeyes combined for 118 points in their first meeting this season. A 123.5-point total feels a bit high, which is why leaning the under is the right play.