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Wisconsin at Ohio State Preview & Picks – Ohio State To Extend Wisconsin Cover Streak

By Leigh Copson
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22 Sep 2022
  • Wisconsin at Ohio State picks for Saturday, September 24
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Ohio Stadium
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
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Wisconsin at Ohio State Preview & Picks


Ohio State are backed to cover as they improve to 4-0 this season.

The Buckeyes are in good form at this early stage and have a great track record against Wisconsin.

  • Ohio State have a 3-0 record this season
  • Ohio State have won each of the last 8 games vs Wisconsin
  • Ohio State are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin are 3-10-ATS in their last 13 games vs teams with a winning record
  • The Under has cashed in 2 of Ohio State’s 3 games this season
  • The Under has hit in 2 of Wisconsin’s 3 games this season

Head To Head


  • Ohio State lead the all-time series 61-18-5
  • Ohio State won 34-21 when the teams last met in December 2019

Wisconsin Form


Wisconsin made a return to winning ways last weekend to improve their record to 2-1.

The Badgers opened the season with a 38-0 shutout win over Illinois State, only to then suffer a surprise 17-14 home defeat to Washington State in their second outing.

They bounced back last weekend though, blowing out New Mexico State in a 66-7 victory.

QB Graham Mertz went 12/15 for 251 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Skyler Bell caught four of those passes for 108 yards and two TDs, while Braelon Allen, Isacc Guerendo and Chez Mellusi combined for 231 yards rushing and six TDs.

Over the course of the season so far, QB Mertz is 44.62 for 697 yards, six touchdowns and two picks.

RB Allen has rushed for 332 yards and five TDs, while Guerendo has turned three of his 17 carries into touchdowns.

In the passing game, Chimere Dike leads the team in receiving with 172 yards and a touchdown.

Bell has 146 yards receiving and a couple of scores, while Clay Cundiff has turned eight catches into 139 yards and two TDs.

Over on defense, Wisconsin are averaging 3.0 takeaways per game through three game.

No less than seven players have registered an interception this season, with John Torchio the only one to register a pick six.

Ohio State Form


Ohio State boast a perfect 3-0 record heading into Saturday’s visit of Wisconsin to the Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes opened their season with an uninspiring 21-10 victory over #5 Notre Dame that resulted in them dropping from #2 to #3.

They eased past Arkansas State, 45-12, a week later, before blowing out Toledo in a 77-21 victory.

CJ Stroud went 22/27 for 367 yards and five touchdowns as Ohio State took down the Rockets with ease.

Marvin Harrison Jr (102 yards, 2 TDs) and Jayden Ballard (113 yards, 1 TD) both had big days receiving, while Julian Fleming turned two of his three catches into touchdowns.

In the backfield, Dallan Hayden rushed for 108 yards and a score, while Miyan Williams rushed for 77 yards off 10 carries.

Over the Buckeyes’ three games so far, QB Stroud has gone 62/85 for 941 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Harrison Jr has been his favorite target, amassing 342 yards and five TDs off 18 catches, but the Buckeyes will be hoping to have #1 receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba back from injury on Saturday.

They will also hope to have TreVeyon Henderson (197 rushing yards, 3 TDs) available after left the Toledo game early with injury.

In his absence Miyan Williams became the team’s leading rusher, taking his season total to 207 yards and a TD.

While the offense gets the headlines, the Buckeyes’ defense has been solid through three games, allowing just 14.3 points per game.

Wisconsin at Ohio State FAQs

Where can I watch the Wisconsin at Ohio State live stream?

You can watch the Wisconsin at Ohio State live stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Wisconsin at Ohio State start time?

The Wisconsin at Ohio State game is set to start at 19:30 ET.

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Verdict

Ohio State are off to a strong start and have dominated Wisconsin over the years.

That trend is unlikely to change this weekend, with the Buckeyes backed to cover against the Badgers once again.

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