Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Big Ten Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 13 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (13-18, 5-15 Big Ten) are favored by 2.5 points in the Big Ten Tournament when they meet the No. 12 seed Wisconsin Badgers (17-13, 9-11 Big Ten) Wednesday at United Center, beginning at 6:30 PM on Big Ten Network. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is set at 130 in the matchup.
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Odds
- Ohio State odds to win: -129
- Wisconsin odds to win: +107
- Spread: Ohio State (-2.5)
- Total: 130
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM ET
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Where: Chicago, Illinois
- Venue: United Center
Who Will Win Ohio State vs. Wisconsin?
Ohio State and Wisconsin Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 2.5 points or more, Ohio State has a 7-9 record against the spread.
Wisconsin is 7-5 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
Between them, these two teams average 8.3 more points per game (138.3) than this game’s total (130).
Ohio State and Wisconsin have seen its opponents average a combined 3.2 more points per game than the over/under of 130 set in this outing.
The average over/under Ohio State has had set in games this season is 12.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average point total for the Badgers this year is one point fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Buckeyes are 11-20-0 against the spread this season.
The Badgers are 13-17-0 against the spread this season.
Ohio State Stats & Insights
Ohio State has a +116 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.7 points per game. It is putting up 73.1 points per game to rank 145th in college basketball and is allowing 69.4 per contest to rank 153rd in college basketball.
The 33.5 rebounds per game Ohio State averages rank 75th in the country, and are 3.4 more than the 30.1 its opponents pull down per outing.
The Buckeyes connect on 6.6 three-pointers per game (269th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.2. They shoot 35.8% from deep while their opponents hit 32.7% from long range.
Ohio State averages 96.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (105th in college basketball), and allows 91.7 points per 100 possessions (187th in college basketball).
The Buckeyes are averaging 74.7 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 68.1 points per contest.
Wisconsin Stats & Insights
Wisconsin’s +43 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 65.2 points per game (332nd in college basketball) while allowing 63.8 per contest (31st in college basketball).
Wisconsin falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 3.9 boards. It records 29.1 rebounds per game (310th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 33.
Wisconsin hits 8.3 three-pointers per game (75th in college basketball), 2.1 more than its opponents.
Wisconsin ranks 226th in college basketball averaging 92.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 132nd, allowing 90 points per 100 possessions.
The Badgers are putting up fewer points at home (64.9 per game) than on the road (67.9).
Ohio State Key Players to Watch
Brice Sensabaugh leads the Buckeyes in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Ohio State’s leading rebounder is Zed Key averaging 7.5 boards per game and its best passer is Isaac Likekele and his 2.7 assists per game.
Sensabaugh makes more threes per game than any other member of the Buckeyes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.9 per contest.
Bruce Thornton and Felix Okpara lead Ohio State on the defensive end, with Thornton leading the team in steals averaging 0.8 per game and Okpara in blocks averaging 1.1 per contest.
Wisconsin Key Players to Watch
Chucky Hepburn’s points (12.2 per game) and assists (2.9 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Badgers’ leaderboards.
Steven Crowl grabs 7.1 rebounds per game (he also scores 11.6 points per game and adds 2.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Wisconsin rebounding leaderboard.
Connor Essegian is dependable from three-point range and leads the Badgers with 2.1 made threes per game.
Wisconsin’s leader in steals is Hepburn with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Crowl with 0.5 per game.
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Wisconsin 69, Ohio State 68
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