My Ohio State @ Wisconsin Week 7 Betting Picks

Posted by Aaron . on July 18, 2016 in

Ohio State’s toughest crossover game in Big Ten play this college football betting season will come in Week 7, when they head to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Ohio State has designs on winning the whole thing last year after coming up short at home against Michigan State last year in the game that decided the Big Ten East title, while Wisconsin thinks they can move past Nebraska and Iowa and take the West.

How To Bet the Buckeyes @ Badgers NCAA Football Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00pm ET
Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
TV: TBA
Radio: Ohio State and Wisconsin
Live Stream: TBA
NCAA Football Odds: Ohio State (-4)

Why should you bet on Ohio State?

Despite the departure of Ezekiel Elliott and Cardale Jones for the NFL, the Buckeyes still have a solid offense in place, led by J.T. Barrett at quarterback. The unit averaged 35.7 points per game last year but couldn’t get points when it needed them, as Michigan State showed. The offensive line features Billy Price and Pat Elflein, tw of the best interior linemen in the nation. Barrett’s mobility and a solid rotation of young tailbacks will help the Buckeyes move the ball. Curtis Samuel, Torrance Gibson, Austin Mack and Parris Campbell are all solid targets for Barrett, who will need to get the ball down the field effectively for Ohio State to play well. The defense will be its speedy, athletic self.

Why should you put your money on the Badgers?

As goes tailback Corey Clement, so go the Badgers. He could be a Heisman Trophy finalist — or even a winner — or he could struggle. If he can find some space, he has the speed to make other teams pay a hefty price. The Badgers face Michigan State, Michigan and LSU all before they hit Ohio State, but if they are playing solid ball and can come through their first five games with a 3-2 or 4-1 record, they are a solid favorite to win the West. If Dare Ogunbowale can join Clement in the march toward 1,000 ground yards, the Badgers will be on a solid footing. Ohio State does have one of the quickest defenses they will face this year, but the Badgers have a solid offensive line.

My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

There are a lot of people bubbling about the Badgers’ chances this season. However, if anybody stops the run, Wisconsin is in big trouble. I like Ohio State to win, 28-17.