Wisconsin vs Ohio State College Football Betting Tips 12/7/2019
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Big Ten Championship
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -16.5
Jack Coan and the Wisconsin Badgers head to Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State opens this contest as 16.5-point favorites. The Badgers are 7-5-0 ATS and 6-6-0 when betting on the total. The Buckeyes are 6-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 9-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Wisconsin Badgers played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and earned the victory by a score of 38-17. Running the show from under center for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 15/22 with 280 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 76 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per carry. Quintez Cephus was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 22.8 yards per reception for the game. The Badgers ran the ball a total of 35 times and racked up a total of 173 yards giving them an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 57 plays which gave them a total of 453 yards. For the contest, the Badgers had a total of 20 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 63 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wisconsin allowed 20 completions on 37 attempts for a total of 296 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.1%. For the game, they conceded a total of 372 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Badgers allowed 76 yards on 30 runs which means they had an average of 2.5 yards per carry allowed.
The Badgers come into this game with a record of 10-2 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 35.8 points per game, ranking them 16th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 244.7 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. For total yards, they sit in 3rd in the Big Ten and 36th in Division 1 with 5,318 yards. The Badgers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 14.6 points per game putting them 4th in the Big Ten. When it comes to passing yards, the Badgers have conceded 2,382 yards. Opponents are completing 49.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. In terms of yards rushing, Wisconsin is allowing 98.3 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the Big Ten and 8th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 17th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,180 rushing yards through 12 contests.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes played the Michigan Wolverines and notched a win by a score of 56-27. Leading the way at QB for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 14/25 with 302 yards through the air and threw 4 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. J.K. Dobbins paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he tallied 4 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 211 yards by way of 31 carries which meant he was running for 6.8 yards per carry. Garrett Wilson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 118 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 39.3 yards per reception in the game. The Buckeyes ended up rushing 49 times and racked up 265 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. Overall, the Buckeyes racked up 28 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 66 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 76 plays for 578 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State gave up 18 completions on 43 throws totaling 305 yards, and a completion percentage of 41.9%. Against the run, the Buckeyes gave up 91 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 396 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 12-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Buckeyes have one of the best offenses in the nation. Ohio State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 281.3 rushing yards per game, putting them 4th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 3,376 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Buckeyes average 534.9 yards per contest overall ranking them 5th in the nation and 1st in the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes are conceding 11.8 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 4th in Division 1. When talking about points given up, they have given up 142 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 91.5 yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the nation and 1st in the Big Ten. In 2019, they have conceded 1,098 yards on the ground and 9.6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in D-1. They are conceding 141.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buckeyes currently sit at 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -16.5
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