Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers +10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday night in a key Big Ten college football matchup at Camp Randall Stadium on ABC.
The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to build on their impressive 5-0 start and remain in the playoff conversation. The Ohio State Buckeyes have eight wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. J.T. Barrett is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 981 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Barrett has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson have combined for 534 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Noah Brown has 12 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 323.6 yards per contest, and Mike Weber leads the way with 566 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 10.8 points and 244.6 yards per game. Raekwon McMillan leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 33 tackles, Tyquan Lewis has three sacks and Malik Hooker has four interceptions.
The Wisconsin Badgers hope to build on their 4-1 start to the season and remain in the Big Ten West race. The Wisconsin Badgers have six wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Alex Hornibrook is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 466 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Hornibrook has a touchdown pass in all four games this season. Jazz Peavy and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 555 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Troy Fumagalli has 16 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 161.6 yards per contest, and Corey Clement leads the way with 319 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 12.2 points and 291.4 yards per game. Jack Cichy leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 35 tackles, T.J. Watt has 5.5 sacks and Derrick Tindal has three interceptions.
The Buckeyes are 41-16-1 ATS in their last 58 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Badgers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin continues to get zero credit from oddmakers or betters even though the Badgers have two wins over top-10 teams and just lost to Michigan on the road by a touchdown. Wisconsin is a legit football team that has proven it can play with anybody. Also, the Badgers remember getting waxed by Ohio State last season by a score of 59-0. Ohio State is the cream of the crop in the Big Ten and has covered six of its last seven games, but this is too many points to lay with another solid football team at home.
Give me the Wisconsin Badgers and the points.