Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (27-3) at Ohio State Buckeyes (22-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday at the Value City Arena.
The Wisconsin Badgers look to stay hit entering the Big Ten tournament. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 71.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 56 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.2 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have four players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 75.3 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in eight straight games.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for a fourth straight victory. On the season, OSU is averaging 76.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.3 points and 5.2 assists while Sam Thompson is averaging 10.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Marc Loving is the third double-digit scorer and Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes have four players aeraging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 38 percent from deep. Defensively, OSU is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in nine straight games. Anthony Lee is doubtful with a groin injury.
The Badgers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Ohio State and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
In a pick em game, you guys know I usually side with the home team. OSU on senior day, expect a nasty crowd and for Russell to lead his Buckeyes to a victory.