Odds & Pick Big Ten Title Ohio State vs WisconsinSportbet.com Staff
Week 14 of college football betting action continues with eighth-ranked Ohio State battling fourth-ranked Wisconsin. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 2nd from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
Ohio State is 5 and 7 against the spread. The Buckeyes are 10 and 2 straight up. Wisconsin is 12 and 0 straight up. The Badgers are 8 and 4 against the spread.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds & Pick Big Ten Championship
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Big Ten title betting odds at -5.5 in favor of eighth-ranked Ohio State over Wisconsin. The over/under is 53. You can watch the game live on FOX or stream it via Fox Sports Go.
Bet on Ohio State -5.5 because…
The Ohio State Buckeyes have the best offense the Wisconsin Badgers have faced this season. Ohio State averages 529.8 total yards per game. The Buckeyes are good for 43.8 points per. Unlike many top college football offenses, Ohio State’s is balanced. The Buckeyes rush for 251 yards per game. The Buckeyes throw for close to 279 yards per game.
There’s a possibility that Ohio State might need to call on redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins if JT Barrett is unable to go. He has stated that he intends to play in this game.
Last week, Barrett was warming up on the sideline before kickoff when he said an unidentified male made accidental contact with his right leg, aggravating a knee injury he has played through all season.
Bet on Wisconsin +5.5 because…
The Wisconsin Badgers have the best defense that the Ohio State Buckeyes have faced this season. Wisconsin’s D allows less than 237 yards on average per game. The Badgers rank second in college football in points allowed on average per game. Opponents are scoring an average of 12 points per versus the Badgers’ defense.
The Badgers’ best chance to win Saturday night revolves around standout freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, who has run behind a massive offensive line for 1,806 yards and leads the Big Ten in rushing, just as Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon did in 2014.
Big Ten Championship Ohio State vs Wisconsin Pick
There’s only one positive trend for the Ohio State Buckeyes going into the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes are 5 and 1 ATS in their last 6 games on a neutral site. That’s it.
All the rest of the trends regarding Ohio State are negative. The Buckeyes are 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Ohio State is 0 and 4 against the spread in their last 4 following a straight up win. The Buckeyes are also 2 and 7 against the spread versus a team with a winning record.
I get that the best team Wisconsin has beaten this season are the Michigan Wolverines. However, only 1 team has scored more than 20 points versus the Badgers all season long.
The 5.5 points should mean something in this game. I’m backing Wisconsin against the spread even though I believe Ohio State ekes out a win.