Purdue vs. Wisconsin Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the favorite at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -16.5 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 51 points. Wisconsin has won 10 straight in this series while the two have hit the over in four of their last six meetings. Saturday’s game is set to take place from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Purdue improved to 3-2 on the season last week with a 31-17 win over Minnesota at home. The Boilermakers are 1-1 in the Big Ten and 3-2 with the under. Purdue’s defense has been pretty good this season, allowing just 20.8 points and 374.8 yards per game. The offense is putting up 29.6 points and 401.4 yards per contest. The team uses two quarterbacks. David Blough has thrown for 688 yards and seven touchdowns while Elijah Sindelar has 614 passing yards with six touchdowns. Tario Fuller is the leading rusher with 261 yards and two touchdowns.
Wisconsin is coming off a 38-17 win at Nebraska last week to move to 5-0 on the season. The Badgers are 2-0 in the Big Ten and 4-1 with the over. Wisconsin is holding opponents to 14.2 points and 273.8 yards per game this season. On offense, the Badgers are putting up 40.2 points and 461 yards per contest. Jonathan Taylor is leading the team with 767 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Alex Hornibrook is adding 1,011 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The total is set low, which I understand. Wisconsin’s defense is very good. However, the Badgers have still given up at least 10 points in four of five games and at least two touchdowns in three of five games. Wisconsin’s offense also continues to put up points despite not being all that dynamic. Wisconsin has scored at least 30 in every game. I think the Badgers continue to march the ball down the field this week, putting up another strong scoring total. Purdue should navigate some scoring drives along the way and get the over to hit.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: PURDUE/WISCONSIN OVER 51