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Ohio State Buckeyes take on Badgers in college basketball test

Ohio State BuckeyesWisconsin Badgers
Feb 4, 2:00 PM | Kohl Center

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds


The Badgers will try to cover the spread at Kohl Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Ohio State Buckeyes in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Buckeyes have watched them go 19-3 and 11-7 ATS on the year, while the Badgers are at 18-5 and 12-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 7-13, while the Buckeyes have a 9-8-1 mark.

View Ohio State vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Badgers as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Badgers at No. 33 and the Buckeyes at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-77 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buckeyes rank No. 65 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Wisconsin’s No. 161 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin is college basketball's No. 58-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Buckeyes rate No. 281 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State was a 64-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes grabbed a 64-49 win over the Wolverines on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Lenzelle Smith Jr. at Value City Arena.

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 52-46 result against Penn State on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Badgers grabbed a 52-46 win over the Nittany Lions on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jordan Taylor at Bryce Jordan Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 8-2
After playing Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Penn State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Buckeyes at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 10 games on the road
Ohio State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Wisconsin is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisconsin's last 9 games when playing Ohio State

Next up:
Ohio State home to Purdue, Tuesday, February 7
Wisconsin at Minnesota, Thursday, February 9