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Purdue Boilermakers take on Badgers in NCAA basketball test

Purdue BoilermakersWisconsin Badgers
15-14March 05, 2014, 09:00 | Kohl Center24-5



Purdue pays a visit to Wisconsin on Wednesday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Kohl Center.

The Badgers sit at 24-5 (15-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Boilermakers are currently 15-14 (10-15-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wisconsin is 15-14 OU, and Purdue is 13-13 OU.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Purdue before tip-off in this one found them as 13-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 35 (Badgers) and the No. 276 (Boilermakers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Purdue, they were an 83-76 loser as they battled Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Rapheal Davis scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Boilermakers to a win (they lost 83-76 to Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday).

Wisconsin was a 71-66 winner in its last match on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Wisconsin got 15 points from Josh Gasser en route to a 71-66 victory over Penn State on Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisconsin has the nation's No. 86-rated offensive output, at 73.28 PPG. The visiting Boilermakers defense ranks No. 177 allowing on average 71.72 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 45.69% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.84% per game.

A few Boilermakers at Badgers trends to consider:
Purdue is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Purdue is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisconsin's last 10 games
Wisconsin is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Wisconsin is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home


Next up:
Purdue home to Northwestern, Sunday, March 9th
Wisconsin at Nebraska, Sunday, March 9th

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