Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Predictions, Odds

  • January 23, 2021
  • By David Schwab
  • VegasInsider.com

In a matchup of nationally ranked teams in the Big Ten, the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes will be on the road late Saturday afternoon against the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers. Game time on CBS from Kohl Center is slated for 4 p.m.



Ohio State-Wisconsin Betting Odds

Line Movements

  • Spread: Wisconsin -4
  • Money-Line: Wisconsin -200 Ohio State +175
  • Total: 133

Odds Subject to Change

Wisconsin gets the opening edge betting this game as a four-point home favorite. The betting line for the total has been set at 133 points.

The Buckeyes are 5-4 straight-up and 5-3-1 against the spread in the Big Ten following Tuesday’s two-point loss to Purdue as -5.5-point home favorites. The total stayed UNDER for just the third time in their last nine games.

Ohio State has lost six of its last eight games against the Badgers both SU and ATS. The total has gone OVER in six of the last seven meetings. It is 2-3 SU and 2-2-1 ATS in its last five road games overall.

Wisconsin is 6-2 SU in conference play with an even 4-4 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six contests.

Going back to January of last season, the Badgers are 18-1 SU at home. However, they have failed to cover in three of their last five home games with the total staying UNDER in three of those games as well.

Betting Analysis – Ohio State Buckeyes

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 11-4
  • ATS: 8-6-1
  • SU - Home: 8-1
  • SU - Away: 3-3
  • O/U: 8-7

The Buckeyes have struggled to create any kind of momentum in Big Ten play this season after starting the season 5-0 SU in non- conference play. Yet, they did beat Rutgers and Illinois on the road as underdogs.

To get past the Badgers, Ohio State will need another big game from guard Duane Washington. He leads the team in both points (15.7) and assists (2.9).

Forward EJ Liddell is another big piece of the starting lineup with 14.1 points per game while connecting on 50 percent of his shots from the floor.

The Buckeyes are averaging 76.7 PPG and shooting 44.7% from the field. This rate drops to 34.6% from outside the three-point line. They are pulling down an average of 37.5 rebounds while holding teams to 67.7 PPG.

Betting Analysis – Wisconsin Badgers

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 12-3
  • ATS: 7-7-1
  • SU - Home: 10-1
  • SU - Away: 2-2
  • O/U: 8-7

Wisconsin has strung together four SU victories in its last five games capped off by Wednesday’s 16-point win at home against Northwestern. A balanced attack helped the Badgers pull away in a game that was somewhat close at the half.

Forward Tyler Wahl scored a team-high 14 points with six rebounds in that previous game. On the year, guard D’Mitrik Trice leads Wisconsin in scoring with 14.8 PPG while shooting 45.6% from the field.

There are five different players averaging at least nine points a game as a huge part of the Badgers’ 73.3-point scoring average. They are shooting 44.2% from the field and 39.0% from three-point range.

Defensively, Wisconsin is holding opposing teams to 61.4 PPG. It has given up less that 60 points in three of its last five contests.

Inside the Stats – Ohio State Buckeyes

  • PS/G: 76.7 (85th)
  • PA/G: 67.7 (110th)
  • Off Rtg: 114.1 (21st)
  • Def Rtg: 100.6 (220th)

Inside the Stats – Wisconsin Badgers

  • PS/G: 73.3 (153rd)
  • PA/G: 61.4 (18th)
  • Off Rtg: 109.9 (56th)
  • Def Rtg: 92 (50th)

Key Players to Watch

  • OHST - Duane Washington (15.7 PPG)
  • OHST - E.J. Liddell (14.1 PPG, 6.8 RPG)
  • WIS - D'Mitrik Trice (14.8 PPG)
  • WIS - Micah Potter (12.1 PPG, 6.7 RPG)

Ohio State-Wisconsin Predictions

Ohio State picked a tough spot to get back on track. It has struggled against Wisconsin in the past and this Saturday’s matchup points to another SU loss in this series.

However, the Badgers have already dropped a trio of home conference games ATS this season. You can dial up the risk and bet them SU on the money line but I going to take the Buckeyes and the points. I'm also taking the UNDER on the total line. Wisconsin has been winning games with its defense recently and I see that trend continuing in Saturday’s contest.

  • Score Prediction: Wisconsin 64 Ohio State 61
  • Best Bets: Ohio State +4
  • Best Bets: UNDER

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