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Road Woes Simply Don’t Exist for Ohio State

Ohio State has a difficult task ahead taking on the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Saturday, but the Buckeyes are the best road team in the country. They have won 19 consecutive true road games with their last road loss coming in November 2011.

SHARK BITES
  • Ohio State is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last 4 games against Wisconsin.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games at home.
  • Wisconsin is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games against teams with winning records.

Ohio State was due for a down game and that came last week against Indiana. The Buckeyes passing attack looked lackluster in that outing, but the rushing attack picked up some of the slack by accounting for four touchdowns. J.T. Barrett had a career-high 26 carries but went just 9-for-21 passing.

Wisconsin mercifully had a bye last week, as the Badgers were coming off back-to-back road games against Michigan State and Michigan. Though the Badgers offense leaves a lot to be desired, their stellar defense – which has held opponents to 12.2 points per game – keeps the team in every game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Wisconsin Badgers as 9.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 38.4-20.2 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Wisconsin battles the Ohio State Buckeyes, currently with a 5-0 mark (4-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-4 for the Badgers and 2-2-1 for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Ohio State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Wisconsin Badgers) and the No. 3 (Ohio State Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wisconsin Badgers No. 89-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 2 at 10.8 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers passing attack has averaged 198.6 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (148.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ohio State Buckeyes own the league's No. 64-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 178 yards per game when on the road. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 48 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J.T. Barrett went over the 100-yard mark (137) in his team's latest effort as Ohio State defeated Indiana by a score of 38-17 on Saturday.

The Badgers suffered a Week 5 loss against Michigan in their last game, falling 14-7 at Michigan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State at Penn State, Saturday, October 22nd
Wisconsin at Iowa, Saturday, October 22nd

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