Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -13 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: FOX Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday in college football action at Ohio Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers need a bounce back win after losing last week to Illinois as 31-point favorites. The Wisconsin Badgers have lost four of their last six road games. Jack Coan is completing 76 percent of his passes for 1,383 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Coan has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Quintez Cephus and Jake Ferguson have combined for 595 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Danny Davis III has 20 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 235.4 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 957 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 7.6 points and 193.9 yards per game. Jack Sanborn leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 40 tackles, Chris Orr has eight sacks and Eric Burrell has two interceptions.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to improve to 8-0 to remain in the national title picture. The Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t lost a home game since September of 2017. Justin Fields is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,492 yards, 22 touchdowns and one interception. Fields has three or more touchdown passes in five of the first seven games. Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave have combined for 673 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while KJ Hill has 29 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 287.1 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 947 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing eight points and 229 yards per game. Jordan Fuller leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 37 tackles, Chase Young has 9.5 sacks and Jeff Okudah has three interceptions.
The Badgers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Badgers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Ohio State and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Buckeyes last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Badgers last 4 games overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last eight games ATS when a double-digit underdog. The Ohio State Buckeyes have covered seven of their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. You can probably chalk up Wisconsin's loss to Illinois simply being a team that got caught looking ahead, but losing outright when 31-point favorites is not good no matter how you slice it. The Ohio State Buckeyes have done nothing but beat the hell out of every team they've played this season and are covering these big numbers in the process. Like most teams in the Big Ten, Wisconsin is going to struggle with the speed of Ohio State and keeping those playmakers in front of them. While you shouldn't let last week get you completely off the Wisconsin Badgers bandwagon, there's no reason to bet against Ohio State with how consistent this team has been from the start.