Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: 1/23/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

The No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (12-3) are 4.5-point favorites as they attempt to extend a three-game home win streak when they square off against the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-4) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Kohl Center. The contest airs at 4:00 PM ET on CBS. The matchup’s point total is 134.

Betting Information

Wisconsin vs Ohio State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wisconsin -4.5 -114 -109 134 -108 -114 -210 167

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Wisconsin vs Ohio State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Wisconsin (-4.5) Over (134) Wisconsin 72 Ohio State 67

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Total Facts

  • The Badgers and their opponents have combined to record more than 134 points in 46.7% of their games this year (seven of 15 opportunities).
  • Ohio State has played in 11 games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 73.3% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 134 points.
  • These teams average a combined 150 points per game, 16 more points than the over/under of 134 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.9 fewer points per game (129.1) than this matchup’s total of 134 points.
  • The average point total in Badgers games this year is 0.7 more points than the over/under of 134 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Buckeyes this season is 10.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Badgers put up 5.6 more points per game (73.3) than the Buckeyes give up (67.7).
  • Wisconsin is 7-0 against the spread and 10-0 overall when scoring more than 67.7 points.
  • When Ohio State allows more than 73.3 points, it is 1-2 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • The Buckeyes score an average of 76.7 points per game, 15.3 more points than the 61.4 the Badgers give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 61.4 points, Ohio State is 8-0 against the spread and 11-2 overall.
  • Wisconsin has an ATS record of 0-1 and a 0-1 record overall when its opponents score more than 76.7 points.
  • The Badgers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 179 points this season (11.9 points per game on average), and the Buckeyes have put up 136 more points than their opponents on the year (nine per game).

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Wisconsin Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Badgers have covered eight times in 15 contests.
  • The Badgers have covered half the time, going 6-6 against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • The Badgers and their opponents have gone over the total in 8 of 15 games (53.3%) this season.

Ohio State Betting Information

  • Ohio State has an 8-7 record against the spread, covering in 53.3% of their games.
  • The Buckeyes have gone 4-4 against the spread when they are at least a 4.5-point underdog.
  • In most of Ohio State’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (7 out of 15 games, 46.7%).

Head to Head

Wisconsin vs Ohio State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/9/2020 Wisconsin -1.5 123.5 -126 +103 Regular Season 70-57 WISC
1/3/2020 Ohio State -7.5 124.5 -372 +284 Regular Season 61-57 WISC
3/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-67 WISC

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Wisconsin Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Badgers is D’Mitrik Trice, who scores 14.8 points and dishes out 3.7 assists per game.
  • Micah Potter is Wisconsin’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 6.7 boards in each contest while scoring 12.1 points per game.
  • Trice makes more threes per game than any other member of the Badgers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • Brad Davison is the Badgers leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Nate Reuvers leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Ohio State Leaders

  • Duane Washington Jr. is at the top of the Buckeyes scoring leaderboard with 15.7 points per game. He also collects 2.9 rebounds and racks up 2.9 assists per game.
  • The Buckeyes’ leader in rebounds is E.J. Liddell with 6.8 per outing, and their leader in assists is CJ Walker with 4.2 per game.
  • Washington connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Buckeyes, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.9 per outing.
  • Justice Sueing (0.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Ohio State while Liddell (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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