On Sunday, Wisconsin Badgers seemed likely to upset Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Stadium, Indianapolis. Oddsmakers were not giving the underdogs, Badgers, a real chance of winning. William Hill and DraftKings gave Ohio State 16.5 points of winning, pointsBet, and FanDuel gave Buckeyes 15.5 points. At William Hill, Moneyline with Buckeyes was -900, while Badgers had +600. A bet of $100 would amass $11.11 and $600, respectively. ESPN’s football computing simulator gave Buckeyes 81.6 percent chance of winning, and Wisconsin 18.4 percent.
Playoff Berths at Stake
Ohio State has been considered the second-best team in the country for the 2019-20 season. In the last two weeks, the College Football Playoffs National Selection Committee ranked Buckeyes as the top.
Casino.org reported that now Ohio State can be afforded a place in the playoff after beating Badgers. The FPI gives Buckeyes a 96 percent chance of playing in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl or Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on 28th December. The ESPN simulator gives Ohio a 38 percent chance of winning the National Championship.
Bettors Back Buckeyes
The spread bet on the game was looped toward Ohio; more tickets were also places in favor of Buckeyes.