NCAA hoops odds preview - Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes host Wisconsin on Tuesday, looking to build on their 15-4 mark against the 14-6 Badgers in college hoops action at Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes bring a 15-4 record (10-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-6 Badgers, who are 6-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio State go 6-9-1 so far and the Badgers go 6-10.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Ohio State sat as 6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buckeyes - Badgers odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisconsin is at No. 46. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-76 win for the Buckeyes.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Badgers rank No. 101 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 79 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 101-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Badgers rate No. 50 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.8 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 45-44 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Wisconsin earned a 45-44 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, getting 10 points from Ryan Evans at Kohl Center.
Ohio State won its last outing, a 65-51 result against Penn State on January 26. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Buckeyes got 16 points from Sam Thompson as Ohio State ran past Penn State 65-51 on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Illinois are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Nebraska are 2-1
After playing Penn State are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Badgers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Wisconsin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games at home
Ohio State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin at Illinois, Sunday, February 3
Ohio State at Nebraska, Saturday, February 2