Wisconsin vs. Purdue Pick
Will No. 3 Purdue continue its hot run through the Big Ten when the Boilermakers host Wisconsin tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is the clear favorite tonight, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -14.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 135 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and will air live on ESPN.
Purdue is rolling around right now, having won 13 straight games following an 81-47 win at Minnesota. The Boilermakers are now 17-2 overall, 6-0 in the Big Ten and 12-6 against the spread. Purdue is putting up 85 points per game this season while allowing just 62.7 per game. Carsen Edwards is leading Purdue this year with 16.7 points per game while Vincent Edwards is adding 14.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin is coming off back-to-back road losses to Rutgers and Nebraska. The Badgers are 9-9 on the season, 2-3 in the Big Ten and 6-10-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is averaging just 69.1 points per game on offense this season while giving up 64.9 per contest. The Badgers are being led by Ethan Happ, who is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Brad Davison is adding 12.1 points per contest.
Purdue has won and covered in three straight meetings with Wisconsin and the Badgers were a much better team then than they are now. Purdue looks as good as anyone in the nation right now and their defense at home has been stellar. Wisconsin is only putting up 55 points per game on the road. That’s just not going to get it done at Purdue, who puts up 89 per game at home. The public betting is strongly with Purdue tonight and I am with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -14.5