Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 2, 2023

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The Wisconsin Badgers (12-8, 4-6 Big Ten) will try to stop a three-game losing skid when visiting the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-10, 3-7 Big Ten) on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Value City Arena. This game is at 7:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s matchup between the Buckeyes and the Badgers sees the Buckeyes as a solid, 7.5-point favorite. The game has an over/under of 132.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Odds

Point Spread for Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Ohio State as the favorite.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio State has -342 odds to pick up the win, while Wisconsin is listed at +268 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Value City Arena

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Betting Trends

In the Ohio State’s 21 games this year, it has eight wins against the spread. The Buckeyes have won in seven of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Ohio State’s games this year have hit the over on 12 of 20 set point totals.

Against the spread, Wisconsin is 8-12-0 this year. The Badgers have put together a 3-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 30% of those games). Wisconsin’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 55% of the time (11 out of 20 games with a set point total).

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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Key Players to Watch

Ohio State

Brice Sensabaugh averages 17.6 points and 1 assists per game — both team highs. He is also posting 5.5 rebounds, shooting 50.8% from the field and 47.4% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Zed Key leads his squad in rebounds per game (7.6), and also puts up 11.9 points and 0.8 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Justice Sueing is posting 12.6 points, 2 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. Bruce Thornton averages 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0 blocked shots.


Steven Crowl is averaging a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game. And he is producing 12.3 points and 2.7 assists, making 49.7% of his shots from the field. Chucky Hepburn leads the Badgers in assists (3.3 per game), and posts 12.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. He also delivers 1.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tyler Wahl is totaling a team-best 12.6 points per contest. And he is delivering 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists, making 42.1% of his shots from the field. The Badgers get 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Connor Essegian.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

So far this season, four out of Ohio State’s 10 Big Ten games have hit the over. The Buckeyes are putting up 76.6 points per game (65th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 67.7 points per contest (129th-ranked). Ohio State is grabbing 35.3 boards per game (37th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 31.1 rebounds per contest (178th-ranked).

The Buckeyes put up 81.5 points per game when playing at home, compared to 67.4 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 14.1 points per contest. With a 38.2% three-point percentage this season, Ohio State ranks 23rd-best in the nation. It ranks 218th in college basketball by sinking 7.1 threes per contest. This year, the Buckeyes are ceding 6.6 threes per game (109th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 30.2% (35th-ranked) from three-point land.

The Buckeyes have a 3-7 record against the spread while finishing 3-7 overall over their past 10 games. Five of Ohio State’s past 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Ohio State has been scoring 71.9 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 76.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Ohio State’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (70) is 2.3 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (67.7).

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What you need to know about the Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has won just two games against the spread in conference action this year. The Badgers score 65.1 points per game and allow 63.3, ranking them 329th in the nation on offense and 32nd defensively. In 2022-23, Wisconsin is 310th in college basketball in rebounds (29.2 per game) and 290th in rebounds conceded (33).

At home the Badgers are putting up 67.6 points per game, 2.6 more than they are averaging on the road (65). Wisconsin is 72nd in the country in 3-pointers made (8.5 per game) and 67th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). Giving up 6.4 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.1% from downtown, the Badgers are 83rd and 156th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Badgers have not covered the spread and are 4-6 overall over their last 10 games. Wisconsin has hit the over in six of its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Wisconsin is putting up 62.8 points per contest, 2.3 fewer points than its season average (65.1). The Badgers have fared worse defensively in their past 10 games, allowing 65.3 points per contest, two more points their than season average of 63.3.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Ohio State, and we expect that Wisconsin will cover the spread (Ohio State -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132 points.

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How to bet Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

You can bet on Ohio State vs. Wisconsin at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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