Purdue Boilermakers vs Badgers College Hoops Game Preview
Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
The Badgers are 20-8 so far on the season, and 12-14 ATS vs. the number. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 13-15 and 11-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisconsin go 11-13 and the Boilermakers go 13-15 on the totals.
The Boilermakers were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 20 and the Boilermakers sitting at No. 71. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-63 result in favor of the Badgers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisconsin has the nation's No. 180-rated offensive output, at 67.4 PPG. The visiting Boilermakers defense ranks No. 116 allowing on average 64 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 43% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 149 in scoring at home.
Purdue lost its last outing, a 58-48 result against Iowa on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Purdue got 13 points from Donnie Hale but lost anyway, 58-48, to Iowa on Wednesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
In their last action, Wisconsin was a 77-46 winner at home against Nebraska. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Badgers blew out Nebraska on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-46 win at Kohl Center.
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Michigan are 7-3
After playing Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Michigan State are 7-3
After playing Nebraska are 3-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Boilermakers at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Purdue is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games at home
Purdue home to Michigan, Wednesday, March 6
Wisconsin at Michigan State, Thursday, March 7