Wisconsin Badgers versus Ohio St Buckeyes Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-17-2013

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The 18-6 Ohio St Buckeyes will travel in Big Ten conference play when they face the 17-8 Wisconsin Badgers in an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Wisconsin is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The odds from this NCAA college basketball game have the home team Wisconsin Badgers favored by -2 points. There has been no movement in the odds since they came out a few hours ago.

The teams went head to head back on January 29th and it was Ohio St posting the 58-49 home win against the Badgers as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 118 points.

Ohio St has a true road record this season of 3-4. They are 8-4 against the Big Ten. On the road in conference the Buckeyes have wins at Purdue, Penn St and Nebraska with losses at Illinois, Michigan St and an overtime defeat to Michigan. The Buckeyes break a two game losing streak in a 69-59 home win against the Northwestern Wildcats as a -17 point betting favorite. The total landed over 123 ½ points. The Buckeyes shot 45.5% from the floor along with 5 of 17 from three. Ohio St crushed the Wildcats on the glass by a 37-16 margin. They allowed 46% shooting to Northwestern. Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 22 points and 7 rebounds in victory. Ohio St is a very good defense giving up 59 points a game and 39% shooting ranking in the top ten percent in all of college basketball in these two key categories.

The Badgers are 13-2 straight up on their home court. The Badgers have a conference mark of 8-4 on the year. At home against the Big 10 the team has wins against Penn St, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. They have a home loss to Michigan St. The Badgers had their three game win streak snapped on Thursday in a 58-53 road defeat in overtime to the Minnesota Golden Gophers as a +5 point underdog. The total came in at under 119 points. Wisconsin shot just 30.5% from the field and poor free throw shooting by the Badgers missing 7 of 17 from the charity stripe. They allowed Minnesota to survive with 36.7% shooting and 4 of 17 from the three point line. Sam Dekker had 14 points and four rebounds for Wisconsin in defeat. Wisconsin has not shot the ball well this season as they connect on just 42.2% shooting ranking in the bottom half of college basketball in this offensive category.