Ohio State has a major road test tonight against Wisconsin. According to OddsShark, Ohio State is favored by 10.5 points on the road.
The over-under is set at 44 points. The OddsShark computer projects a 38.4-20.2 Ohio State victory over Wisconsin. The computer is taking Ohio State to cover the spread and the over on the point total.
Both teams have done well against the spread this season. They have identical 6-1 records against the spread over the last seven games.
The Buckeyes are coming off a win over Indiana. Wisconsin had a bye week and had a narrow loss at Michigan last time out. Ohio State has proved they are able to win on the road with their route of Oklahoma in Norman earlier this season. This does mark the first major test for Ohio State within the Big Ten.
Freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook has played well for the Badgers. He will face a huge test tonight with the talented Ohio State defensive line as well as their linebackers. Defensive end Sam Hubbard and linebacker Raekwon McMillan lead the athletic Buckeyes defense.
Ohio State’s depth and versatility will be the difference in this matchup. The Buckeyes have a number of playmakers on offense including running backs Curtis Samuel and Mike Weber. Heavy likes Ohio State to win comfortably over Wisconsin.
Heavy’s Pick: Ohio State 31 Wisconsin 17. Ohio State -10.5. Over on the Point Total.