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Vegas is usually pretty reliable. I too would like to see what they're seeing when it pertains to this matchup. Throw all of the factors into a blender and I just am not seeing how it equals Wisconsin being favored. Let's go over the facts:
Wisconsin starting a new QB. Advantage: Ohio State
Ohio State's run defense against traditional offenses gives up less than 50 yards a game and completely shut down Montee Ball last year. Advantage: Ohio State
Wisconsin's offensive line vs. Ohio State's defensive line: Advantage: Neither (although I would like to give it to the Bucks because they manhandled that offensive line last year and it lost some valuable players to the NFL and graduations).
Ohio State's offense vs. Wisconsin's defense. Nobody knows how good their defense is as it really hasn't been tested by a great offense yet (except Nebraska who beat them). Advantage: I'm going to say Ohio State. Miller kicked their ass as a true freshman. I don't think they've improved THAT much from last year.
I could be wrong with my points but I just don't see what those guys in Vegas see. If someone could help me out, that would be great. As previously mentioned, this isn't even a night game in Camp Randall Stadium. It's a 3:30 start (which will still allow plenty of pre-game boozing time for Badger fans, but not enough for them to be as rowdy as they usually are during night games).
What is the record for the number of times a top-10 team has opened as an underdog to an unranked team in a single season?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
The only reason I'd be nervous is that the refs completely forget what holding is every time we play in Madison.
line just moved from wisky -3 to -2.5
ppl are starting to jump on OSU. Will be WIsky -1.5 at kickoff
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