Ohio State vs. Wisconsin 2019 Big Ten Championship Game Betting Picks
The best betting sites favor the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes over the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers by 16 points, as the spread goes for the Big Ten championship game on December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
Big Ten Championship Game Betting Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Wisconsin||+16 (-110)||57 (-110)||+500|
|Ohio State||-16 (-110)||57 (-110)||-700|
Betting Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers finished the regular season 10-2 (7-2 in conference play). The Badgers also went 7-5 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Jack ‘Ice Cream’ Coan is 196 of 271 (72.3%) for 2,309 yards with 17 TDs, four picks, and 17 sacks. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus has 720 yards and six TDs on 45 receptions. The Badgers’ passing offense (198.7 yards per game) is barely within the top 100 in the country. Running back Jonathan Taylor has rushed 1761 yards and 20 TDs on 279 carries. Wisconsin ranks 15th in rushing yards per game with 243.9. And 17th in scoring offense with 35.8 points per game.
Linebacker Chris Orr has 71 tackles and 11.5 sacks, and safety Eric Burrell has three interceptions. The Badgers have the sixth-best total defense, allowing just 180.4 passing yards (9th) and 96.6 rushing yards per game (7th). Additionally, Wisconsin’s 9th-ranked scoring defense allows just 14.6 points per game.
The Badgers are, per the best betting sites, 5-2 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in the Badgers’ last four conference games.
“Finding a way to slow [JK] Dobbins will be crucial for No. 10 UW when it faces the No. 2 Buckeyes. “When (Dobbins) gets to the open field, he’s a spectacular back. If you don’t tackle him, he’s going to break open. That’s just the type of back he is,” junior defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk said. “When one person gets there, we’re going to have to wrap up, and the rest of us 10 are always going to have to be flying to the ball just in case he does slip a tackle here or there. Facing a running back like that is always tough,”” reports Madison.com.
Betting Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes had a perfect 12-0 SU record and a nigh-perfect 9-3 ATS records, according to the best betting sites. Starting QB Justin Fields is 189 of 277 (68.2%) for 2,654 with 37 TDs, one pick, and 22 sacks. Wide receiver Chris Olave has 705 yards and 11 TDs on 41 catches. OSU is tied-for-45th in passing offense with 253.7 yards per game. The aforementioned Dobbins has 1657 rushing yards and 19 TDs on 250 carries. He leads Ohio State’s fourth-best-in-the-country rushing offense (280.6 yards per game). Which is itself the lifeblood of the Buckeyes 5th-ranked total offense (534.3 yards per game). Finally, OSU is second to none in points per game, with an average of 49.9.
Linebacker Malik Harris has 63 tackles, defensive end Chase Young has 16.5 sacks, and cornerback Jeff Okudah has three interceptions. Buckeyes are also numero uno in total defense (232.3 ypg), allowing just 141.1 yards through the air (2nd) and 91.2 (4th) on the ground per game. Moreover, the Buckeyes hold opponents to just 11.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the country.
OSU is 10-1 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 9-2 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The over is 5-1 in the Buckeyes’ last six road games.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Game Prediction
Wisconsin’s strength is its defense. But Ohio State has a much better defense. As well as a much better offense. Take the Buckeyes and the points.
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