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Big Ten Betting - Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

The Ohio State Buckeyes will tangle with the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big Ten conference tournament title on Sunday afternoon. Ohio State opened as a 1.5-point favorite at the sportsbooks, with the total set at 117.5 points for the contest on the college basketball betting lines.

In what should be another classic battle between two defensive-minded teams, the Buckeyes have a slight 3-2 straight-up edge in the past five meetings. This season’s series was evenly split 1-1 with each team winning both SU and ATS at home.

The Buckeyes sit at 25-7 (18-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Badgers are currently 23-10 (14-17 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Ohio State is 11-17-1 OU, and Wisconsin is 14-15 OU.

View Wisconsin vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buckeyes rated this week at No. 18 and the Badgers sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-73 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 69.9 PPG. The visiting Badgers defense ranks No. 10 allowing on average 56.1 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisconsin owns the country's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 58.6 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 111 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 68-56 winner as they battled Indiana on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Wisconsin earned a 68-56 victory over Indiana on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ryan Evans at United Center.

Ohio State was a 61-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Aaron Craft scored 20 points leading the Buckeyes to a 61-58 victory over Michigan State at United Center on Saturday.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Michigan State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Badgers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Ohio State's last 13 games when playing Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 6 games when playing Wisconsin