Finally, the Wisconsin Badgers have their shot at making the College Football Playoff. However, the Ohio State Buckeyes have every intention of preventing that from happening.
Yes indeed, the 2017 college football Big Ten Championship has big time playoff implications, as we may have an undefeated conference champion making an appearance for the very first time.
But let’s be honest, Wisconsin simply hasn’t been challenged this season, and they may not be prepared for what the uber-talented Ohio State team will bring, which is why even with 2 losses to their (Buckeyes) name, they are favorites against the undefeated Badgers. This is a big game in every single way possible.
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Betting Preview for the Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten College Football Championship Game on Dec 2 2017
Where: Bank of America Stadium
When: Saturday, December 2 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Line: Ohio State Buckeyes (-6.0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (+6.0) – view all NCAA Football lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes 10-2 (-6.0)
Ohio State has all the tools and talent at every position to outmatch the Badgers but despite the talent discrepancy, the Buckeyes have not been a great spread wager for bettors.
With blue-chip prospects across the board, this team should have a much better record than 5-7 ATS this season. All of that could be forgotten with a drubbing of the Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium as Ohio State tries to sneak its way back into the playoff picture. That being said, the loss to Iowa in Week 10 when the Buckeyes were 20.5-point favorites may be tough for voters to forget when they gather to announce the finalists on Selection Sunday.
The total opened at 53 points in this championship game and although the Badgers defense is lights-out, the OVER should be seriously considered. The Buckeyes are averaging over 43 points per game and the OVER has hit in nine of their 12 games this season. When you factor in that the OVER has hit in four of the last six games in this matchup, the OVER seems like a strong possibility to come through for bettors.
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers 12-0 (+6.0)
It’s all come down to one game for the Wisconsin Badgers. After an undefeated regular season at 12-0 for the first time in team history, the Badgers will face their stiffest test of the season versus the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten championship game.
Both of these teams desperately need this win to be considered for the College Football Playoff and Ohio State opened as a 5.5-point favorite to end the Badgers’ dream season.
Wisconsin is not only seeking a berth in the playoff but respect among experts and analysts who said their schedule may have been too cupcake for an outright slot. The Badgers throttled Minnesota 31-0 in Week 13 and own the nation’s top defense. But Wisconsin doesn’t have great recent history against the Buckeyes as they’re 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings
I think the Wisconsin Badgers win this game outright, but I’ll gladly take the free points with the better team since our oddsmakers at TopBet are being so kind. Pick: Wisconsin (+6)
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