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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - 3/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin at Ohio State
Date & Time Sunday March 10, 2019, 4:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Ohio State +3 -- Over/Under: 121
TV Channel
CBS
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NCAA BB | Wisconsin at Ohio State
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.

The Wisconsin Badgers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 69.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 17.9 points and 4.6 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 12.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won four of their last six road games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 69.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while C.J. Jackson is averaging 11.8 points and 3.4 assists. Duane Washington Jr. is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Luther Muhammad is dishing 1.8 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four of their last five home games.

The Badgers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten, 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Badgers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Ohio St and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Buckeyes last 10 home games. The under is 11-3 in Badgers last 14 overall.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have played well at home this season, which includes 47.8 percent shooting and winning by an average of 10.5 points. The problem is OSU hasn't been that team consistently and is in a funk currently where they're shooting just 38 percent from the field and losing by an average of 5.8 points. The Wisconsin Badgers are experienced, tough and have shown they can win on the road in tough spots. On the road this season, Wisconsin is winning by an average of 3.3 points while holding teams under 40 percent shooting. I love getting points on senior day, but the Buckeyes just aren't a team I'm thrilled about. Wisconsin is a lot more trustworthy and you get that team every time. 

Pick:
Wisconsin -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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