Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction: Can the Badgers get Revenge on the Buckeyes?

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin prediction and pick for Thursday's Big Ten college basketball showdown between the two. Need picks for this one? Handicapper Jason Radowitz breaks it down and tells us how to play it.
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Thu, January 13, 8:55 AM EST | 10 min read
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Ohio State vs Wisconsin Prediction: Can Wisconsin get Revenge?

The Wisconsin Badgers will welcome the Ohio State Buckeyes to Madison, WI for an exciting Big Ten matchup. The Badgers are currently 13-2 on the year but one of those losses came against Ohio State, 73-55. Meanwhile, Ohio State just knocked off Northwestern over the weekend after a shocking loss to Indiana on the road last Thursday.

Can Ohio State flex its muscles on the road against Wisconsin? Here are our picks and predictions for the Big Ten matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: ESPN2

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Ohio State vs Wisconsin Injury Report

Ohio State

Out: F Seth Towns (Back), Justice Sueing F (Abdominal)

Wisconsin

Questionable: G Jahcobi Neath (Leg)

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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction

Back on December 11, Ohio State absolutely dominated against Wisconsin, winning 73-55 at home. For Wisconsin, it was basically the "Johnny Davis Show", as he scored 24 points. The other 60 percent came from the rest of the team. Clearly, that wasn't enough to be Ohio State. The Badgers have been the "Jonny Davis Show", practically all year long. But Ohio State had answers on the other end, with EJ Liddell adding 28 points in 31 minutes. Tonight's game should be the exact same battle. Davis is averaging 22.3 points for Wisconsin and Liddell is averaging 20.1 points for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are the much better offense. As a team, the Buckeyes are shooting an effective field goal percentage of 56.7 percent while knocking down 39.2 percent of threes and 55.1 percent shot of shots inside. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Wisconsin doesn't take the best shots, shooting an effective field goal percentage of 47.2 percent. The Badgers have hit just 29.6 percent from long range and 48.8 percent from inside the arc. Yet, despite that poor shooting, Wisconsin has just two losses on the year. Eventually, it'll all catch up to Wisconsin, but so far, the defense has handled business to keep things tight. Wisconsin doesn't turn the ball over on offense and continues to rebound at a high rate on the defensive end while limiting opponents at the foul line. If that continues, Wisconsin will win plenty more games. However, -3.5 points for Wisconsin is just a little much for me. Ohio State already defeated Wisconsin by nearly 20 points in the first game. While this game should be a bit closer, I still like Ohio State and the 3.5 points.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick

  • PICK: Ohio State +3.5 (-110)
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Jason Radowitz
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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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