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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-1) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2)
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Value City Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Wisconsin +165 / Ohio State -180
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Badgers +4.5 / Buckeyes -4.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 136.5
A pair of ranked Big Ten programs hit the Value City Arena floor on Saturday for a high-noon showdown between Wisconsin and Ohio State. Each team has already taken a Big Ten Conference win coming into this highly-anticipated affair but there will still be a few non-conference games on the schedule before we get into the heart of the Big Ten slate in January.
The Buckeyes come into this affair as the slight favorites and this team already has that signature win of 2021 taking out #1 Duke on the last day of November. It is has been a strange season so far for Ohio State as they struggled with Akron to start the year and have lost to Xavier and Florida. The loss to the Gators left the Buckeyes at 4 – 2 but yet here they are riding a modest 3-game win streak and favored against the Badgers.
Wisconsin has their own win streak coming into Columbus having won their last 6 outings, and the most recent win over Indiana was certainly nothing short of spectacular. Hey, when you are down 22 points and you not only make it a game but win it too? Johnny Davis said later that, “It’s easier to play when you’re down because then you get more aggressive,”
The Badgers seem to like getting down early only to make these impressive comebacks time and again in 2021.
The Badgers won the Maui Invitational this year. Oh, they were down by a good chunk of points in both of those affairs and it made no matter. Wisconsin may not be tired of making comebacks but it would be nice if they didn’t start so poorly to be in that position, to begin with.
The Badgers were down by as many as 13 points against Providence too, if you recall. Yeah, that didn’t work so well as the Badgers shot like shit all night and were really never in reach after the Friars took that 11-point 1st half lead.
I am pretty sure there is some guy on this website that covered that Indiana game and gave you the Badgers to cover that Indiana game. I was only a little concerned with they got down 22 points, LOL Ya think!
Now, the Badgers can say they have won the last 19 games against Indiana in Madison, a run stretching back to 1998 before any of these dudes were around.
The Badgers defense certainly is the reason why the comeback even came close to happening. Wisconsin scored the last 11 points of the game and outscored the Hoosiers 16 – 2 over the last 5 minutes.
The Badgers allow 59.1 PPG and that is good for 29th in the country but this team struggles scoring and is among the worst in the nation shooting the ball. The Badgers are only making 40.7% clip from the floor and that has this program all the way back at 307th in the land.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Johnny Davis in action yet this year, turn on the BTN and check the dude out. HE is hitting 40% from distance and is among the leaders in scoring putting up over 20 points a night.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The start of the year was a precarious one being that this team barely scraped by Akron to earn win #1 of 2021. After a few cupcakes in the old tummy, this Ohio State schedule has been more than formidable outside of the Towson game last time out.
Getting past Townsend without covering the chalk is no concern for the Buckeyes especially with what is to come for this team ahead. Hosting Wisconsin is already big enough but this team will be headed to Vegas, baby!
Ohio State and Kentucky will be part of the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas and what happens in Vegas will certainly not be staying there! North Carolina and UCLA are joining the Buckeyes and Cats for that affair in Sin City and that would simply be worth being a ticket-holder!
If you are wondering why this team is so proficient in offense it’s because it’s basically the same damn team that navigated their way nice and deep into last year’s NCAA Tourney.
Points? Wait, you need an offense that can score? Hey, this isn’t the Arizona madness but the Buckeyes are putting up 76 points a game and rank 20th from behind the arc with a ridiculous 39.2% from outside.
I will tell you this, that if Wisconsin gets down double-digits again this afternoon to the Buckeyes? Getting that magic to happen again late in the game won’t be as easy as they have made it look. The Buckeyes know how to put a game away and play with a lead.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0-1 in Badgers last 6 Saturday games.
- Over is 4-1 in Badgers’ last 5 road games.
- Over is 11-5 in Badgers’ last 16 overall.
- Over is 7-1 in Buckeyes’ last 8 overall.
- Over is 5-2-1 in Buckeyes last 8 Saturday games.
- Favorite is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Free Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Betting Prediction:
This isn’t Badger football and I think Ohio State will certainly not struggle with the Badgers at home. Sure, the trip to Vegas is coming but Ohio State knows the importance of picking up another Big Ten win to go 2 – 0 to start 2021 in conference play. I have Ohio State winning 73 – 69 and that puts me on this total, actually. I see that 136.5 going over the number, so there it is.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 136.5
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