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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Prediction, Preview, Game Time, Channel

Looking for a Ohio State vs. Wisconsin prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the pivotal Big Ten matchup.

Saturday, October 15, the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) take on the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-1). The game will be played at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI. Read on for our Ohio State vs. Wisconsin prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Ohio State wins the matchup between the two teams 70.6% of the time. The spread suggests that the Buckeyes are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Ohio State -10

Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ABC

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin preview:

The Buckeyes have not lost a game yet this season. They have been one of the most impressive teams this year, and bring the No. 3 scoring offense and the No. 2 scoring defense in the country into this week's matchup. This will be Ohio State's toughest test of the year, and could go a long way to deciding the Big Ten champion.

Wisconsin comes into this game after a bye week. The Badgers proved they were for real this season the week before, when they met the Michigan Wolverines in an old-fashioned defense-wins-championships game. The Wolverines escaped with a win, but not before being held to their season low in points scored. The Badgers boast the No. 4 scoring defense in the country, and will need a big game from its D to stay in this contest.

Ohio State and Wisconsin have played 80 times in history, with the Buckeyes owning a 57-18-5 advantage. 

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin prediction:

Ohio State is a juggernaut. Heisman hopeful J.T. Barrett leads a potent Buckeyes offense against the Badgers old-school heavyweight defense. This will be a defensive battle, but Ohio State just has too much depth for Wisconsin to match up.

Ohio State 24, Wisconsin 13