Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Basketball Pick
Date/Time: February 17th, 1:00 pm ET
College Basketball Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Wisconsin -4
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Basketball Betting Game Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
- Ohio State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games on the road
- Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Wisconsin is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Wisconsin’s last 12 games when playing Ohio State
- Wisconsin is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ohio State
- Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio State
NCAA Basketball Pick – February 17th
Rivals from the Big Ten are going to meet up for a crucial clash between very defensive minded teams. College basketball betting fanatics should hardly be able to contain themselves for the duel at the Kohl Center between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes are officially off of the skids. They stopped a two-game losing streak by beating the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday night, though they have to know that they could by in some trouble for the rest of the regular season. This schedule is tough with three road games (including a trip to Indiana) along with home games against Minnesota, Michigan State, and Illinois. Nothing can be taken for granted, and there are still clearly at least two or three wins that have to be had to make sure that entry into the NCAA Tournament is a given. Things are looking good right now thanks to the play of F Deshaun Thomas, though. Almost quietly, Thomas is averaging almost 35 minutes per game, and he is one of the top scorers in the Big Ten at 20.2 points per game. Simply put, there aren’t many that can guard this man in this conference, and he has a lot of qualities that remind scouts of F Evan Turner from his days with the Buckeyes. Throw into the mix a solid backcourt with G Lenzelle Smith Jr. and G Aaron Craft, and this is a team that has the experience to match its supreme talent.
The Badgers know that they are probably dancing at this point as well, though they would be wise to not punt away too many more games either. There aren’t many teams that have played as much basketball as Head Coach Bo Ryan’s outfit. Wisconsin has now played three straight overtime games, and all three of those games really did come right down to the wire. This most recent one against the Minnesota Golden Gophers was the first one that ended in a loss, though it should also be noted that the home team has won all three of those overtime efforts. In fact, the home team has won five of the last six games that have involved the Badgers. The key is figuring out how to get some quality shots off from the field against this stout defense. It’s certainly not happening on every possession, and it isn’t easy against a unit that is allowing 56.5 points per game, but if the Bucks can get some good possessions like they did against the Badgers the first time around, they’ll have a shot at coming on the road and winning.
And that’s precisely what we think is going to happen. When these two teams played each other back on January 29th, there was one key that couldn’t be overlooked. Both played great defense. Both kept good care of the basketball. Both played efficient games. But one of these teams had Deshaun Thomas and one didn’t, and the one that has Deshaun Thomas on it this weekend is once again going to be the one that turns out victorious. Ohio State 59 – Wisconsin 53
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