Purdue vs. Wisconsin Total Pick
Will No. 12 Wisconsin put up another strong defensive performance this weekend when the Badgers play host to Purdue on Saturday at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
145 Purdue vs. 146 Wisconsin
Saturday, November 23, 2019
4PM ET – Camp Randall Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wisconsin is the clear favorite at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -24 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the game is listed at 47.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Wisconsin as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Purdue picking up steam
Purdue is coming off back-to-back wins over Nebraska and Northwestern and then grabbing a bye week before this game. The Boilermakers are 4-6 on the season, 3-4 in the Big Ten, 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 with the over.
The Boilermakers aren’t terribly impressive on offense or defense this year. Purdue is giving up 27.8 points and 410.7 yards per game on defense while putting up 24.5 points and 375.6 yards per game on offense. Purdue has taken some tough injuries on offense with both Jack Plummer and Elijah Sindelar taking season-ending injuries. They had combined for over 2,500 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. Aidan O’Connell is now under center. He has thrown for 404 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. David Bell is the top receiver with 65 catches for 791 yards and five scores while King Doerue is the leading rusher with 403 yards and five scores.
Wisconsin back on a win streak
After dropping road games to Illinois and Ohio State, Wisconsin has bounced back with wins over Iowa and Nebraska the last two weeks. The Badgers are 8-2 on the season, 5-2 in the Big Ten, 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. If they win out, they will win the Big Ten West.
Wisconsin is one of the top defensive teams in the country, with the Badgers giving up 13.4 points and 259.7 yards per game. Chris Orr is leading the Wisconsin defense with 55 tackles and 10 sacks. Offensively, Wisconsin is putting up 34.6 points and 425.9 yards per game. Jonathan Taylor is leading the offense with 1,463 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns while Jack Coan has thrown for 1,826 yards and 13 touchdowns. Quintez Cephus is Wisconsin’s top receiver with 35 catches for 527 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Boilermakers are 10-2 with the under in their last 12 games on fieldturf and 12-4 with the under in their last 16 road games.
The Badgers have hit the under in five of their last seven overall and in five of their last seven on fieldturf.
These two have actually split the over/under total over their last 10 meetings. Last year show an offensive showcase with Wisconsin getting a 47-44 OT win at Purdue. Don’t expect that this time around. The Badgers are locked in on defense and likely to limit the damage Purdue will do. However, they have still given up at least 21 points in four straight games. Purdue could find some offense, but I think they will struggle on the road with a backup QB. I see Wisconsin getting back to locking up their opposing offense this week. The Badgers have a pretty low ceiling for point production, so I don’t see them putting up close to 40 for this over to hit.
College Football Week 13 Prediction: Purdue/Wisconsin Under 47.5