Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 13 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (13-18, 5-15 Big Ten) and the No. 12 seed Wisconsin Badgers (17-13, 9-11 Big Ten) play in the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday at United Center. Gametime is at 6:30 PM.

The Buckeyes play the Badgers in a game that Ohio State is currently a slight favorite by 1.5 points. The game has a point total of 130.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Odds

Point Spread for Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Ohio State as the favorite.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio State has -127 odds to pick up the win, while Wisconsin is listed at +106 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 130 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Betting Trends

In Ohio State’s 31 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Buckeyes have been favorites in 14 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (50%) in those contests. Ohio State’s games this year have gone over the point total 53.3% of the time (16 out of 30 games with a set point total).

Wisconsin has played 30 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Badgers have been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-9 in those games. Wisconsin’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 30 opportunities (50%).

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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Key Players to Watch

Ohio State

Brice Sensabaugh paces the Buckeyes with 16.5 points per contest and 1.2 assists, while also putting up 5.2 rebounds. Justice Sueing posts 12 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 43.2% from the floor. Zed Key is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (7.5), and also averages 10.8 points and 0.8 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 1 block. Bruce Thornton averages 10 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, shooting 45.4% from the floor and 38.4% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest.


Steven Crowl tops the Badgers in rebounding (7.1 per game), and posts 11.6 points and 2.6 assists. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Tyler Wahl gets the Badgers 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Connor Essegian gets the Badgers 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State is 5-15-0 ATS in conference play this season. So far this season, the Buckeyes are averaging 73.1 points per game (145th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 69.4 points per contest (153rd-ranked). With 33.5 rebounds per game, Ohio State is 75th in college basketball. It cedes 30.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 115th in college basketball.

Ohio State is making 6.6 threes per game (269th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 35.8% shooting percentage (93rd-ranked) from downtown. With 7.2 threes conceded per game, the Buckeyes rank 178th in the nation. They are ceding a 32.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 108th in college basketball.

The Buckeyes have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 2-8 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Ohio State has hit the over four times. On the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 65.7 points per contest over that span compared to the 73.1 it has put up over the course of this season. Ohio State’s defense has been more porous as of late, as the team has allowed 72.8 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 69.4 points per game its opponents average on the season.

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What you need to know about the Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has compiled a 7-13-0 record against the spread in conference play this season. The Badgers score 65.2 points per game and allow 63.8, ranking them 332nd in college basketball on offense and 31st on defense. Wisconsin collects 29.1 rebounds per game and concede 33 boards, ranking 310th and 299th, respectively, in the nation.

At 8.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.5% from beyond the arc, Wisconsin is 75th and 108th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Badgers are 51st in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.2 per game) and 67th in 3-point percentage defensively (31.9%).

The Badgers have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Wisconsin has hit the over in four of its past 10 games. Wisconsin has performed better offensively over its previous 10 games, tallying 65.5 points per contest, 0.3 more than its season average of 65.2. The Badgers have played worse defensively over their last 10 games, ceding 64.7 points per contest, 0.9 more points their than season average of 63.8.

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Wisconsin, and we expect that Wisconsin will cover the spread (Ohio State -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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