Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-17)
Ohio Stadium is the site where the Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) will go up against the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) on Saturday. Ohio State is 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 55.5.
The Wisconsin Badgers head into this matchup 2-1 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Badgers played the New Mexico State Aggies and took home the win by a score of 66-7. Graham Mertz went 12/15 with 251 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 273.2 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Braelon Allen was the best rusher for the Badgers with 15 totes for 86 yards (5.7 yds per attempt). In all, they had 66 plays for 595 yds. The Wisconsin Badgers ran the ball 46 different times and totaled 260 yds, earning them an average of 5.7 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Badgers gave up 118 yds on 36 tries, which calculates to 3.3 yds per run surrendered. Wisconsin gave up 10 completions on 30 tries for a total of 124 yards, and a completion percentage of 33.3%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 39.3 points per game. As a team they average 218.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 26th in D-1. The Badgers have racked up 1,436 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Wisconsin has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. Wisconsin has accumulated 65 first downs, and they have been called for 20 penalties for 207 yards. They have turned the ball over 4 times.
The Badgers are ranked 8th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 8.0 points per game. The opposition is running for 2.7 yards per tote and 76.0 rushing yards per contest this season. During the season, they have conceded 228 yards via the ground game in 3 games. When talking about passing yardage, the Badgers are allowing 510 yds which puts them in 22nd in the country. They are conceding 170.0 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 52.4%. Overall, they are surrendering 246.0 yards/contest which has them sitting 11th in college football. They have given up 1 touchdown via the pass and 2 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Buckeyes step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 for this season. When they last played, the Buckeyes took home the win by a final score of 77-21 when they faced the Toledo Rockets. Dallan Hayden ran the football 17 times for 108 yards, finishing the contest with 6.4 yds per attempt for Ohio State. C.J. Stroud (5 touchdowns) ended the game with 367 yds on 22/27 through the air while his quarterback rate was 256.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 13.6. Ohio State allowed 33 attempts on the ground for 124 yds (3.8 yds per rush). The Buckeyes passing defense allowed a completion rate of 52.2%, surrendering 183 yds on 12 for 23 passing. The Buckeyes finished the contest with a total of 763 yards and they ran 78 plays (9.8 yds per play). Ohio State ran the ball for 6.4 yards per tote, totaling 281 yds on 44 attempts.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 565.3 yards/outing, which is good for 1st in the country. The Ohio State offense has totaled 165 yds of penalties on 17 violations, which is 86th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Buckeyes currently sit at 1,075 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 358.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 7th in D-1. Concerning their ability to score points, the Buckeyes currently sit 10th in the country holding an average of 47.7 PPG.
Ohio State has surrendered a total of 253 yards on the ground (84.3 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. They have allowed 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 194.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 43rd in D-1. The Buckeyes defense has taken the field for 180 plays, ranking them 25th in the country. The Buckeyes are giving up 14.3 points per game, which has them sitting 26th in Division 1. Overall, they have conceded 43 total points.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -17
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