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Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 17, 1:00 PM | Kohl Center

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds


Wisconsin looks to cover the Badgers-Buckeyes pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 17-8 mark when they host Ohio State in college basketball wagering action.

The Buckeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 12-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Badgers are 9-14 ATS. Ohio State is 9-11-1 against the total, while Wisconsin is 9-12 versus the number.

View Ohio State vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Buckeyes were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 31-rated Badgers and the No. 15-ranked Buckeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-74 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 192-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 29 at 59.1 PPG. The Badgers field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 55-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State was a 69-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes grabbed a 69-59 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Deshaun Thomas at Value City Arena.

Wisconsin was a 58-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Wisconsin suffered a 58-53 loss against Minnesota on Thursday, getting 14 points from Sam Dekker in a losing effort at Williams Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Northwestern are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Northwestern are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Buckeyes at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Wisconsin is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ohio State
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Wisconsin's last 12 games when playing Ohio State

Next up:
Ohio State home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 20
Wisconsin at Northwestern, Wednesday, February 20