Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio St. Buckeyes

The Ohio St. Buckeyes are 7-point home favorites over the Wisconsin Badgers in this Big 10 matchup.  The over/under total is set for 128.  Ohio St., with a win, looks to wrap up a #1 seed in the March Madness tournament.

Ohio St. is 28-2 overall and 14-13 against the spread.  They were a perfect 24-0 when they traveled to Wisconsin on February 24th to face the Badgers. They were in command with a 15-point second-half lead, but a barrage of three-pointers led to a stunning 71-67 Wisconsin win as two-point favorites. Jordan Taylor had 21 points in the final 13 minutes and Wisconsins 12-of-24 from ree was the difference in the game. Ohio State did rebound with a home win over Michigan State, but then lost again at Purdue on February 20th.  Since then, Ohio St. has won three straight games and has also covered the spread in all three.  The er is now 4-0 in Ohio State last four games and 6-1 in the last seven. The Buckeyes havent even been relying on freshman phenom Jarred Sullinger. The 6-foot-9 leading scorer is averaging just nine points per game over the last three. Sullinger averages 17.1 points per game for the season. Thats not a bad thing as starters Jon Diebler and William Buford have stepped up, as have freshman reserves Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft. Ohio State is 19-0 at home this year and 8-8 against the spread at home.

Wisconsin is 23-6 overall and 15-10 against the spread.  They are 13-4 in the Big 10 conference, trailing just Ohio St. and Purdue. Wisconsin has a four-game winning steak since losing at Purdue 70-62 on February 16th.  Wisconsin is dominant at home with a 16-0 record but is just mediocre on the road with a 7-6 record. The Badgers did get a road win and ver in its last game on Thursday, 77-67 at Indiana as 6-point favorites. The 144 combined points scored went way er the 126-point total. The er is 5-1 in Wisconsins last six games.

The first meeting between the teams this year went er the 125-point total. The der was 7-0 in the previous seven.  I am taking the der in this game.  Although 128 points is not that many points, I believe both teams will be hard pressed to score 60 or more points.  Both teams play excellent defense and neither teams plays an up-tempo style.  Be sure to wager on the der by logging on to sportsbook.com too place your bet.


Under 128

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