Wisconsin vs. Ohio State - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (14-9) at Wisconsin Badgers (13-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -6 -- Over/Under: 126 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Thursday in Madison in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-9 this season and they have won their last four games. Wisconsin is averaging 69.2 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.8 point and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Nigel Hayes leads the Badgers averaging 17 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.4 points, Ethan Happ is averaging 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Vitto Brown is averaging 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds. Wisconsin is 9-5 at home and 5-4 in the Big Ten.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-9 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Ohio State is averaging 70.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds, and JaQuan Lyle is averaging 9.1 points. Ohio State is 2-4 on the road and 6-4 in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-0 against the spread against the Big Ten. Ohio State is 5-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 6-17-1 against the spread in their last 24 road games, and 5-0-1 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in nine of the last 11 meetings of these two.
With the total set at 128 I have to go with the under in a game played at a deliberate pace.