The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Wisconsin Badgers @ Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Tuesday, January 29th, 7:00 ET
Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Live TV: ESPN
If you you’re your defense, this is going to be the game for you. The way that the Buckeyes and the Badgers play, there is a legitimate chance that neither of these teams are going to get into the 50s in this one, just as was the case for the Badgers’ game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers over the weekend. Here’s the difference: Ohio State has a man that can take over the game. Wisconsin just doesn’t. The Badgers are a very suspect 1-4 ATS on the road this year, and that one cover was a shocking one against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall. Aside from that though, matters haven’t been good, as the team has been uncomfortable and largely outclassed by Big Ten foes that probably aren’t as strong as it is. F Deshaun Thomas is the man that can take over games. He averages 20.0 points and 6.5 boards per game. The numbers have slipped a bit over the course of these last couple games, but in the Big Ten where defense is king, you can’t expect to put up 20+ every single night. Thomas’ outside game is really improving as well, as he already has as many three point field goals made this year (50) as he did all of last season. This is a game where the Bucks are going to methodically take apart the Badgers, and the final margin will be indicative of the dominance we expect to see.
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Prediction: Ohio State 67 – Wisconsin 48