Wisconsin vs. Purdue Pick
No. 7 Wisconsin looks to continue its defensive dominance on Saturday when it takes on Purdue at Noon ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is the heavy favorite on the road, as the Badgers are getting odds of -27.5 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49.5 points. Wisconsin has won 10 straight in this series and the two have hit the under in seven of their last 10 meetings.
Wisconsin is coming off a 48-3 win over Illinois last week to move to 8-2 on the season. The Badgers are also 5-2 in the Big Ten and 8-2 against the spread, including a 6-1 mark ATS in conference play. The Badgers are 7-3 with the under this season as well. The Wisconsin defense is tremendous, allowing just 12.7 points and 292.5 yards per game. They are holding opponents to just 191.5 passing yards per contest. On offense Wisconsin is putting up 26.2 points and 379.9 yards per game. The Badgers have a strong running game, as they are putting up 198.7 yards per contest. Corey Clement is the leading rusher with 928 yards and 10 touchdowns. Alex Hornibrook is the leading passer with 1,125 yards and seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Purdue is coming off a 45-17 loss to Northwestern last week to fall to 3-7 on the season and 1-6 in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are 8-2 with the over this season, mostly due to a defense that can’t make stops. Purdue is giving up 38.4 points and 466.9 yards per game this season, including 248.8 rushing yards per contest. On offense, Purdue is putting up 25.1 points and 413.3 yards per game. They do have a reasonable passing attack, averaging 309.2 yards per contest. David Blough has thrown for 2,921 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the offense, but also has 16 interceptions. DeAngelo Yancey has added 37 catches for 718 yards and seven touchdowns.
Though Wisconsin put up 48 points last week, I wouldn’t expect the Badgers to have a huge scoring output on the road this week. They haven’t scored more than 30 points on the road this year and they face a Purdue team that will likely struggle to move the ball against them. Wisconsin’s defense makes it tough for almost anyone and Saturday should be no different.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PICK: WISCONSIN/PURDUE UNDER 49.5