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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Wisconsin Badgers in Battle with Ohio State Buckeyes

Wisconsin looks to cover the Badgers-Buckeyes pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-9 mark when they host Ohio State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Ohio State Buckeyes in this one, their betting line was listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Ohio State Buckeyes have watched them go 14-9 and 12-11 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are at 13-9 and 10-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Wisconsin Badgers are 12-10, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have a 9-14 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 122-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 151-rated Ohio State Buckeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin's No. 205 nationally ranked offense (69.18 points per game) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that sits as the No. 39 at 65.78 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers have been averaging 42.85% from the field, less than the Buckeyes have managed so far this season (44.24% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State suffered a 66-61 loss against Maryland on Sunday, getting 16 points from Jae'Sean Tate in a losing effort at Value City Arena.

Wisconsin got 17 points from Nigel Hayes en route to a 63-55 victory over Illinois on Sunday at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Wisconsin's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Northwestern, Tuesday, February 9th
Wisconsin at Nebraska, Wednesday, February 10th