The Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0 SU, 1-2 ATS) are 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1, 2-1). The Buckeyes will look to continue their dominance over their Big Ten rivals with another victory as a Wisconsin vs Ohio State prediction this Saturday in Columbus.
Wisconsin vs Ohio State Opening Odds
The Buckeyes opened as 17-point favorites and were the early choice of bettors, moving the Wisconsin vs Ohio State odds up slightly to Ohio State -17.5. The total also saw movement up to 57 points after opening at 55.5 points. The UNDER is 4-1 in Wisconsin’s last five games.
Wisconsin Flying Under The Radar After Loss To Washington State
The Badgers have picked up a pair of dominant blowout wins and covers this season, rolling to a 38-0 win over the Illinois State Redbirds in their season opener and a 66-7 win over the New Mexico State Aggies last week. But sandwiched between those two big wins was a disappointing 17-14 loss at home to the Washington State Cougars as 17.5-point favorites.
Wisconsin dropped out of the AP Top 25 with that loss and is now a big underdog heading into this showdown with the Buckeyes. The Badgers will be counting on Braelon Allen to have a big game on Saturday as Allen has been the focal point of the offense so far this season with 332 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns on 50 carries in 2022.
Ohio State’s Offense Keeps Getting Better
The Buckeyes had a much more difficult night on offense than most people were expecting in their season-opening 21-10 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The offense has been steadily improving each week since then, however, as Ohio State picked up a 45-12 win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves and a 77-21 win over the Toledo Rockets.
C.J. Stroud went 22-for-27 with 367 passing yards and five touchdown passes against the Rockets. Stroud has completed 72.9 percent of his passes this season and has thrown for 941 passing yards with nine touchdown passes and no interceptions. After a pair of easy assignments against the Red Wolves and Rockets, Stroud and the offense will get a much sterner defensive test on Saturday against Wisconsin.
Wisconsin: Keys To Win
Six of Wisconsin’s eight straight losses to the Buckeyes have come by 13 points or less and five of them have come by a touchdown or less. As long as the Badgers play well on defense and run the ball well, they should at least be in line to cover the spread as a Wisconsin vs Ohio State prediction.
Ohio State: Keys To Win
C.J. Stroud overcame unexpected adversity after a slow start against Notre Dame to lead the Buckeyes to a win in their season opener. Stroud will once again be the key to a win on Saturday, but covering this large spread as a Wisconsin vs Ohio State pick may come down to how well the defense keeps the Badgers in check.
College Football Computer Pick: Wisconsin +17.5
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