Wisconsin vs Ohio State 2019 College Football Week 9 Lines & Expert Analysis.

Wisconsin vs Ohio State 2019 College Football Week 9 Lines & Expert Analysis

Written by on October 23, 2019

It’s a potential Big Ten Championship Game preview on Saturday afternoon when No. 13 Wisconsin visits No. 3 Ohio State. The Badgers were huge upset losers last week so another defeat might kill their chances of playing in the conference title game. OSU is a two-TD favorite on the Mybookie college football odds.

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Wisconsin vs Ohio State Last Meeting

Schools last met in the 2017 Big Ten title game with OSU winning 27-21. A Wisconsin win would have gotten it into the College Football Playoff. Buckeyes QB JT Barrett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another – he’s not with the team these days.

Barrett wound up 12 of 26 for 211 yards and two interceptions and ran 19 times for 60 yards including a crucial fourth-down conversion that set up the last field goal of the game. Badgers star tailback Jonathan Taylor was held to 41 yards on 15 carries.

Five of the teams’ last 6 meetings have been decided by 7 points or less, including 2 overtime games.

Weather Forecast

  • Showers: 14°C/58°F
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precipitation: 50%
  • Cloud Cover: 84%
  • Wind: 9 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on Wisconsin?

The Badgers were 30.5-point favorites last week at Illinois and suffered the biggest upset of the season and in decades in the Big Ten, 24-23, as UW clearly was caught looking ahead to this one. James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired. Wisconsin, which had won nine straight in the series, struggled to keep momentum on the road, eventually losing a nine-point lead in the final 9:46 of the fourth quarter.

Jonathan Taylor rushed 28 times for 132 yards and one touchdown for Wisconsin, but a key fumble helped set up the Illinois comeback. Taylor has amassed 5,128 yards in just 34 career games to join Georgia’s Herschel Walker (5,596), Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne (5,091) and Oregon’s LaMichael James (5,082) as the only players to rush for 5,000 yards before the end of their junior season. He needs just 13 yards to surpass Montee Ball (5,140) for 2nd place all-time in rushing at UW. Taylor leads the nation with 19 total touchdowns.

Junior QB Jack Coan saw his 8-game win streak as the Badgers’ starter snapped in last Saturday’s loss at Illinois. Coan is 8-3 as UW’s starting quarterback. Coan is completing 76.0% of his passes on the season, ranking 2nd nationally.

Wisconsin’s defense not only leads the country in points and yards allowed, but also ranks No. 1 in the FBS against the run (58.4 yards per game) and the pass (135.4 ypg). UW owns an 11-1 record following a loss under Paul Chryst. The Badgers have lost consecutive games under Chryst just once — an overtime loss to Ohio State in 2017.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 42.50
  • Passing Yards: 198.67
  • Rushing Yards: 248.67
  • Yards per Play: 6.30
Defense
  • Points per Game: 4.83
  • Passing Yards: 129.00
  • Rushing Yards: 44.67
  • Yards per Play: 3.06

Why Bet on Ohio State?

The Buckeyes haven’t been challenged yet and trashed Northwestern 52-3 last week in a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten title game. For the sixth game in a row the Buckeyes scored at least 21 points in the second quarter in breaking open what was a tight game after the first 15 minutes. The Buckeyes have outscored their opponents 158-20 in the second quarter of their seven games this season.

J.K. Dobbins hit paydirt for a pair of scores in the second quarter. The first a 19-yard catch and scamper from Justin Fields and the second a short run to make the score 21-3. Fields threw for two of his three first-half TD tosses in the second stanza as well.

Fields finished the day with 194 yards through the air and four TD throws, while Dobbins added 121 yards on the ground. The Buckeyes scored 20 or more points for the 33rd consecutive game, the second longest streak in the country. Ohio State is the first Big Ten team to start a season with seven consecutive wins by 20 points since 1973, when Ohio State began that season with nine such wins.

Incredible Numbers & Records

Fields now has 22 touchdown passes on the season which ranks 10th in OSU single-season history. Fields has accounted for 30 touchdowns this season. That is one more Dwayne Haskins had last season through seven games. Haskins went on to set an OSU single-season record with 54 touchdowns responsible for last season.

Wisconsin vs Ohio State should be a close one.

Dobbins needs just 53 yards for 1,000 on the season which would make him the first player in school history to have 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Ohio State is 14-0 over the last three years when Dobbins rushes for 100 or more yards.

Ryan Day is 10-0 to start his Ohio State coaching career and is just one victory shy of matching Earle Bruce for the third-best start by a Buckeye coach to open his tenure. Bruce was 11-0 in 1979 and Carroll Widdoes opened 12-0 in 1944-45. Urban Meyer’s 24-0 start in 2012-13 is the best at Ohio State. OSU has won 13 straight games dating back to last season, the second longest streak in the FBS.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 49.71
  • Passing Yards: 239.57
  • Rushing Yards: 288.29
  • Yards per Play: 7.38
Defense
  • Points per Game: 8.00
  • Passing Yards: 136.29
  • Rushing Yards: 92.71
  • Yards per Play: 3.57

Wisconsin vs Ohio State College Football Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings
  • Home team is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings
  • Badgers are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games played in October
  • Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games on the road
  • Buckeyes are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games this season
  • Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 10 conference
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 8 games played in October

Expert Final Score Prediction for Wisconsin vs Ohio State

Wisconsin 17 – Ohio State 27

 

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