Wisconsin Badgers Football at Ohio State Betting Preview

Last week Wisconsin completed up its non-conference slate towards New Mexico State they usually did so in type because the Badgers rolled 66-7. Wisconsin lined the unfold with relative ease, however sadly for the betting column the beneath was by no means actually attainable as New Mexico State could not get out of their very own means. That places us once more at 1-1 on the week and 3-3 general. Hopefully, you are studying my nationwide betting column to make up for it, as that column is 14-0 within the final two weeks.

This week, the Badgers face a a lot larger take a look at as they journey to Columbus to tackle the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State enters the competition as large favorites with the unfold at present sitting at 18 factors. The complete for this contest at present sits at 57 factors. Let’s dive into each of those numbers.

(Odds/strains topic to vary. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for particulars.)

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ATS Pick: Ohio State (-18)

Overall, I haven’t got an incredible feeling for this unfold. The quantity is spot on. In my private numbers that I do I make this unfold 17 in favor of the Buckeyes so it does present some worth on the Badgers at +18 however not sufficient for me to take it personally.

This recreation feels prefer it might be rather a lot just like the final time these two groups met in Indianapolis. Wisconsin bought out to an early lead within the first half, however ultimately, Ohio State began to get issues going. In the top, Wisconsin did cowl that 2019 matchup, however Ohio State had a number of alternatives to cowl and did not. I really feel like Wisconsin may grasp round within the ten to fourteen-point vary for many of this recreation, however ultimately, Ohio State finds a technique to strike shortly late and put it away to cowl.

Total Pick: Over 57

When you consider Ohio State’s offense you consider factors, factors, and extra factors. As you must. This offense is coming off every week through which they put up 77 on Toledo. They are the most effective in faculty soccer. Any single week they’ll put 40 on you with ease. That mentioned, I look extra in the direction of the over on this spot on account of what the Badgers would possibly do offensively towards this Buckeyes protection.

This low season Ohio State went out and spent practically two million {dollars} on defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to attempt to repair that aspect of the soccer. Has it labored? So far, meh, not likely. In watching the Toledo/Ohio State contest final week the Buckeye secondary appeared a bit suspect to me. Toledo hit a number of large performs by means of the air and constantly was in a position to hit for chunk yardage.

Look. I’m not going to say Wisconsin goes to return out right here and throw it everywhere in the subject, however the numbers say they may need to think about taking to the air extra typically. Currently, the Badgers rank third within the nation in passing down success fee. Yes, when Wisconsin has taken to the air they’ve had extra success than the likes of USC, Tennessee, and…. Ohio State. Now, success fee is not an ideal mannequin but it surely does present that Wisconsin’s offense has been greatest when it places it within the air. As for the Badgers speeding success fee? It ranks simply forty seventh.

Additionally, the Badgers have appeared somewhat explosive when throwing the ball down the sector. Currently, Wisconsin ranks eighth within the nation in offensive explosiveness. On the flip aspect, Ohio State’s protection ranks 122nd in explosive performs allowed. The blueprint is true there for the Badgers to place up factors. Will they do it? Who is aware of, but when they do, I feel each groups can put up some factors on this contest.

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