Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAA Football Preview
The Ohio State Buckeyes are road favorites on Saturday as they visit the Wisconsin Badgers in a matchup of Top 10 teams on ABC. The Buckeyes are unbeaten and ranked 2nd in the country while the Badgers are 4-1 and ranked 8th. These teams didn’t meet last season but they played in 2014 in the Big Ten Championship game and it was all Ohio State as they won 59-0. Saturday’s contest at Camp Randall Stadium figures to be a lot closer than that game. Let’s look at the contest and college football predictions.
College Football Odds at the Best Online Sportsbook
Ohio State Buckeyes -10, total 44
Ohio State Buckeyes 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS
The Buckeyes have looked really good in their five wins although the only good team they played was Oklahoma. The Buckeyes figure to get their toughest test yet on Saturday against Wisconsin. “They’re outstanding. They’re what they’ve been,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “It’s amazing that they’ve had coach transition. They’ve changed defensive coordinators and it’s a very similar defense. It’s Wisconsin’s defense.”
The Buckeyes are third in the country in rushing yards per game at 323.6 but they will face a difficult task on Saturday going against a Wisconsin defense that is allowing just 90.4 yards per game, 7th in the country.
“Those games are always fun,” Ohio State senior center Pat Elflein said. “It’s a Big Ten football game where there’s big, physical guys inside, good linebackers and it’s going to come down to if we can run the ball or if we can protect and if we can stop the run. Those games are always fun to play in.”
Wisconsin Badgers 4-1 SU, 4-1 ATS
The Badgers are scoring 26 points per game and allowing just 12 per contest. The big advantage for the Badgers on Saturday is that they are playing at home. “I’ve always thought the games we get to play at Camp Randall are special,” head coach Paul Chryst said Monday. “Certainly the night games have been really electric. I anticipate that.” The concern for Wisconsin in this game is an offense that just 108th in the country in total yards per game.
The Buckeyes are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 41-16-1 ATS in their last 58 road games.
The Badgers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Badgers are 5-2 ATS at the best sports betting sites in their last 7 conference games.
The Under is 4-0 in the Buckeyes last 4 games in October. The Under is 7-1 in the Buckeyes last 8 conference games. The Under is 5-1 in the Badgers last 6 games overall. The Under is 8-2 in the Badgers last 10 home games.
The Under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings at Wisconsin.
College Football Predictions
Both of these defenses are stout so I will take this game under the total at the best online sports betting sites.