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Jayden Ballard of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff-arms Avery Smith of the Toledo Rockets as he runs with the ball during the third quarter.
Jayden Ballard of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff-arms Avery Smith of the Toledo Rockets as he runs with the ball during the third quarter. Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images via AFP.

The Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes clash on Saturday. Find out with our Wisconsin-Ohio State picks.

The Buckeyes exploded for 77 points in their Week 3 win over Toledo. In that game, they amassed 763 total yards, and quarterback C.J. Stroud threw as many touchdowns (five) as he did incompletions.

The Badgers also had a solid Week 3, defeating New Mexico State 66-7 and compiling 595 yards. It was a much-needed rebound after the Badgers lost at home to Washington State by a final score of 17-14 in Week 2.

Here are our college football betting picks for the Week 4 matchup between Wisconsin and Ohio State (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Game Info

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Weather: 56 degrees, 25% chance of precipitation, 12-mph winds

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Odds Analysis

Ohio State opened as a 17.5-point favorite, and the line has moved in the Buckeyes’ favor throughout the week. The line now sits at 19 on most sportsbooks, with 82% of the cash coming in on the Buckeyes.

The total opened at 55.5, but after two huge offensive performances in Week 3, the number has grown to 57. The majority of bettors are riding with the Over.

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Picks

  • Spread: Ohio State -18.5 (-110 via BetMGM)
  • Over/Under: Under 57.5 (-110 via BetMGM)
  • Prop bet: Emeka Egbuka Over 66.5 receiving yards (-115 via DraftKings)

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State ATS Pick

Ohio State -18.5 (-110) ★★★

The Buckeyes have found their offensive groove since their Week 1 win over Notre Dame. They’ve outscored their opponents 122-33 in two games, with Stroud throwing nine touchdowns in those contests.

The Badgers have allowed just 24 points all season, but their competition has not been very good. Their defense should be able to slow this game down a little, as we saw Notre Dame do in Week 1. However, even if this game is lower scoring than expected, Graham Mertz and the Badgers’ offense will have difficulty keeping up with Stroud.

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Wisconsin vs. Ohio State O/U Pick

Under 57.5 (-110) ★★★

Oddsmakers looked at what both Wisconsin and Ohio State did in Week 3, and then they ignored those two games when making this line. The public has been all over this Over, which is one reason we’re going with the Under.

In games played between these two teams, you have to go back to 2014 to find a contest in which the total went over 57. In that game, Ohio State shut out Wisconsin 59-0. Including that game, in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, the total has cleared 57 only twice.

Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Prop Pick

Egbuka Over 66.5 receiving yards (-115) ★★★

The Badgers haven’t allowed a 100-yard receiver this season. Granted, the teams they’ve faced haven’t produced a single outside weapon.

The popular play will likely be Marvin Harrison Jr. going Over 82.5 receiving yards. He leads the Buckeyes in receiving yards, and he has five receiving touchdowns on the year. However, Egbuka has been the more consistent option for Stroud. He has gone for 90 or more yards in every game this season, and he has hit triple figures in the last two games.

While the Badgers plan to shut down Harrison, Egbuka will have more opportunities in the passing game. This number is way below his season average and below what he did against Notre Dame.

Where to Bet on Wisconsin-Ohio State Picks

Wisconsin-Ohio State picks made 9/22/2022 at 9:07 a.m. ET