Wisconsin vs. Purdue Prediction
Big Ten rivals will meet in West Lafayette on Friday night when Purdue hosts Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Boilermakers laying four points and the total sitting at 116.5, where is the value for bettors when seizing up this matchup?
865 Wisconsin Badgers (+4) at 866 Purdue Boilermakers (-4); o/u 116.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 24, 2020
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 57% of betting tickets at online sportsbooks are currently on Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Player Spotlight
Nate Reuvers finished with 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 29 minutes Friday against Michigan State. Reuvers put together a strong night, but he was one of the low bright spots for the Badgers in a loss to the Spartans. He was one of two Badgers to finish in double figures. The 6-11 forward is averaging 12.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in the 2020 portion of the schedule (five games).
Purdue Player Spotlight
Trevion Williams finished with 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes Sunday against Michigan State. Williams was coming off an impressive 36-point performance Thursday against Michigan, and while he didn't top his last showing, he led the team in scoring in a 71-42 blowout. The sophomore forward has now finished in double figures in seven of his last eight contests, averaging 16 points, 10.6 rebounds and two assists during that span. He'll take the court next against Maryland on Saturday.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog.
The favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the home side is 4-1 against the number in the last five meetings.
College Basketball Prediction
Wisconsin has been consistent when it comes to cashing the under. In the Badgers’ last four road games, the under is 4-0. The under is also 39-12 in the Badgers’ last 51 games as a road underdog, is 6-2 in their last eight games overall and is 38-13 in their last 51 games as an underdog. The under is also 5-1 in Wisconsin’s last six games coming off a win and is 6-2 in its last eight games versus an opponent with a winning record.
Friday College Basketball Prediction: Wisconsin/Purdue UNDER 116.5