Championship weekend in the college football season is here, with a slate full of terrific games. One with the biggest spreads comes to us from the Big Ten championship game, with No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes taking on the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from Week 11. Currently, Ohio State is a 16.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Big Ten championship matchup between Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Ohio State vs Wisconsin Expert Predictions
The seven experts from CBS were split, with four predicting Ohio State to cover this heavy spread against a talented Wisconsin defense.
Pat Forde, from Sports Illustrated, thinks Jonathan Taylor will struggle running the ball for the Badgers, and when Taylor struggles, the entire Wisconsin team does too. He predicts the Buckeyes to cover the spread in a dominating 41-15 fashion.
Sam Cooper and Nick Bromberg, from Yahoo! Sports, also gave detailed explanations and a score prediction for the conference championship games. The two were on the same page in this one, thinking Ohio State is playing too well to be slowed by this Badgers team. Cooper predicts a 38-17 score in favor of OSU, while Nick thinks it'll be even more lopsided, at 41-13.
Overall, seven of the 10 experts were not phased by the huge spread, going with the Buckeyes to win and cover.
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