Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Big Ten Tournament (Badgers Shock the Buckeyes)

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Big Ten Tournament (Badgers Shock the Buckeyes)


Ohio State vs Wisconsin Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big Ten Tournament Game
  • Ohio State (13-18, 5-15 Big Ten) vs. Wisconsin (17-13, 9-11 Big Ten)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: BTN

Wednesday, March 8's NCAA college basketball lineup includes some first-round Big Ten Tournament action as the Ohio State Buckeyes go one-on-one with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin heads into the tournament on a high note, picking up a 71-67 win over Minnesota to end the regular season. On the other side, Ohio State hopes to bounce back after losing 84-78 to Michigan State in a game where the Buckeyes never led by more than two points.

Can Wisconsin build off of its recent momentum with another victory? Or will Ohio State find a way to get back on track to advance?

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread

Ohio State enters this contest as the slim favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 130.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Ohio State is 11-20-0 this year.
  • The Buckeyes are 8-10 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • Ohio State has played 31 games this season, and 16 of them have hit the over.
  • Against the spread, Wisconsin is 14-15-0 this season.
  • The Badgers have an ATS record of 8-7 as 1.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Out of Wisconsin's 29 games so far this season, 15 have hit the over.
Ohio State Rank Ohio State AVG Wisconsin AVG Wisconsin Rank
147th 73.1 Points Scored 65.2 333rd
154th 69.4 Points Allowed 63.8 31st
76th 33.5 Rebounds 29.1 310th
89th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 6.5 321st
270th 6.6 3pt Made 8.3 76th
305th 11.5 Assists 11.8 282nd
39th 10.4 Turnovers 8 1st

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

While both teams are far from the best in the Big Ten, Ohio State has been on another level of terrible basketball. After a 10-3 start to the campaign, the Buckeyes have gone 3-15 straight up in their last 18 games. They've also lost 12 of their 15 away/neutral site games this season, highlighting just how bad they are outside of Value City Arena.

I see Wisconsin winning tonight due to a strong defensive effort. The Badgers only surrender 63.8 PPG (No. 26) and already held the Buckeyes to 60 points when they collided last month. Considering how Ohio State is averaging just 66.4 points in its last eight games away from home, I don't see the Buckeyes getting much going tonight.

Wisconsin is the better team, especially with Ohio State still being without top player Zed Key (shoulder). Expect the Badgers to grind out the win at the United Center.

Final Score Prediction: Wisconsin: 72 | Ohio State: 68

Ohio State vs Wisconsin Best Bet

In the event of an upset, I'm siding with Wisconsin to cover as the +2.5 underdog. Ohio State can't be trusted on the spread. Not only are the Buckeyes 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on a Wednesday, but they're also 4-14 ATS in their last 18 outings overall. The Badgers are hardly spread darlings this season, but they have covered in three straight outings.

Ohio State has proven time and time again that it cannot reliably cover the spread. Backing Wisconsin is the way to go.

Bet: Wisconsin +2.5 (-115)

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