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Buckeyes home to Badgers in NCAAF betting action

Wisconsin BadgersOhio State Buckeyes
Oct 29, 8:00 PM | Turf of Ohio Stadium

Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


The Wisconsin Badgers failed their big test last week against Michigan State, but they won’t have much time to lick their wounds with another big road game against the Ohio State Buckeyes this week.

Ohio State is 3-1 SU and ATS over Wisconsin in their last four meetings, and have had a bye week to prepare for the Badgers after upsetting Illinois on October 15.

Montee Ball rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s loss to Michigan State.

The Badgers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buckeyes are 4-3 ATS. Wisconsin is 5-2 against the total, while Ohio State is 2-5 versus the number.

View Wisconsin vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Badgers were listed as 7.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Buckeyes at No. 29 and the Badgers at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 59-32 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio State's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 23.3 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 13.6 PPG. The Buckeyes aerial game is averaging 127.9 yards per game, less than the Badgers secondary allows through the air, 165.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 86.5 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 77 in rushing offense at home.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 37-31 result against Michigan State on October 22. Wisconsin failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 17-7 result against Illinois on October 15. Ohio State covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 24 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Badgers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Wisconsin's last 15 games on the road
Ohio State is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Ohio State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ohio State's last 10 games

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Purdue, Saturday, November 5
Ohio State home to Indiana, Saturday, November 5