Ohio State vs Wisconsin Pick
Big Ten Football Championship
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Betting Line: Ohio State -6.5
Ohio State vs Wisconsin Betting Preview
No. 3 Wisconsin has a chance to lock down a spot in the College Football Playoff when they meet seventh-ranked Ohio State on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis. None of Wisconsin’s first 12 wins this season have come against opponents who finished the regular season ranked in the coaches’ poll, The Buckeyes, who are seventh in the CFP, are headed to the Big Ten Championship for the first time since crushing Wisconsin 59-0 in 2014 en route to winning the inaugural CFP national championship.
Ohio State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten)
J.T. Barrett (2,728 yards passing, 672 yards rushing and 42 total touchdowns) is listed as probable this week. At running back J.K. Dobbins (1,190 yards rushing) leads the conference’s top-ranked ground attack (250.3 yards), while Mike Weber (602) has run for 109 yards per game over his last three and leads the Buckeyes with 10 rushing TDs.
Wisconsin (12-0, 9-0)
Running back Jonathan Taylor ranks third in FBS with a Big Ten-best 1,805 rushing yards and needs only 120 over the remainder of the season to break the FBS freshman record held by Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson. The defense is lead by T.J. Edwards (67 tackles, 11 for a loss). Wisconsin leads the FBS in total defense (236.9 yards per game). Quarterback Alex Hornibrook is 19-2 as a starter and against Minnesota he finished with 15-of-19 for 151 yards and three touchdowns.
Ohio State vs Wisconsin Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State’s last 9 games
Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 6 games when playing Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
Wisconsin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games when playing Ohio State
Ohio State vs Wisconsin Betting Prediction
Wisconsin has not gotten any respect from the media or from Las Vegas. I always like it when the media takes the Vegas line as gospel on how good a team is. Really? The line has nothing to do with how good a team is. The line is there to get action on both sides and reflects the public (ESPN) perception of how good a team is. Today, Wisconsin finally gets vindication. I am taking the points even though I have this game as a pick.