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College Football Betting Preview: Ohio St Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers
October 28, 2023
A team tied for 1
place in the Big Ten East will travel to face the 1
place team in the Big Ten West when the 3
ranked Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Madison, Wisconsin to face the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET with the game airing nationally on NBC in week 9 of the college football season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes enter this game ranked 3
in the AP Poll and 3
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 7-0 following a 20-12 win at home against the Penn State Nittany Lions while covering the 4-point spread as a home favorite in week 7 of the college football season. Ohio State scored 20 points while compiling a total of 365 yards offensively which included 286 passing yards and 79 rushing yards while allowing 12 points and 240 total yards defensively which included 191 passing yards and 49 rushing yards. Kyle McCord led the team in passing, completing 22 of 35 attempts for 286 yards and a touchdown. Miyan Williams led the team in rushing with 24 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Harrison Jr. led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 16 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown.
Wisconsin enters this game with a record of 5-2 following a 25-21 win on the road against the Illinois Fighting Illini while covering the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Badgers scored 25 points while compiling a total of 379 yards offensively which included 240 passing yards and 139 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 313 total yards defensively which included 100 passing yards and 213 rushing yards. Braedyn Locke led the team in passing, completing 21 of 41 attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Braelon Allen led the team in rushing with 29 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 16 yards. Will Pauling led the team in receiving, catching seven of 11 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as 14.5-point favorites on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday evening in week 9 of the college football season. Ohio State has won nine of the last ten including the last nine meetings in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-2-1 ATS overall, 1-1-1 ATS on the road, 4-2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Wisconsin Badgers are 3-4 ATS overall, 1-3 ATS at home, and 2-2 ATS in conference games on the year.
Ohio State is one of the best teams in college football and has dominated the series against the Wisconsin Badgers having won the last nine meetings in a row. The Buckeyes have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games of the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season going 4-2-1 ATS overall while the Badgers are 3-4 ATS overall which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -14
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