Wisconsin vs. Purdue NCAAB Prediction
Big Ten rivals clash at Mackey Arena on Monday night where No. 3 Purdue hosts No. 24 Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. ET. Is 12.5 too much to lay with the host Boilermakers or is Purdue the best play on the board?
867 Wisconsin Badgers (+12.5) at 868 Purdue Boilermakers (-12.5); o/u 140
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 3, 2021
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
TV: Big Ten Network
Wisconsin Badgers Game Notes
Steven Crowl had a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Wisconsin struggled to put away Illinois State, winning 89-85 on Wednesday night in its first game after a two-week break because of COVID-19.
Johnny Davis, the Badgers' leading scorer, had 20 points on 6-of-23 shooting and 11 rebounds. Second-leading scorer Brad Davison was held to seven points on 1-of-9 shooting.
Purdue Boilermakers Game Notes
Zach Edey grew up in Canada playing baseball and hockey and didn't play basketball until he was a high school sophomore. Now a sophomore at third-ranked Purdue, the 7-foot-4 Edey is the first to admit he had a lot to learn last season.
His progress was evident on Wednesday. Edey scored 21 points, Jaden Ivey added 19 and Purdue beat Nicholls State 104-90.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue Game Prediction
The favorite is 7-2-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the home side is 6-1-1 at the betting window in the last eight meetings. The Boilermakers have also covered four of their last five games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous contest, while the Badgers are just 2-12 against the spread in their last 14 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS -12.5