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Wisconsin Badgers take on Boilermakers in college basketball test

Wisconsin BadgersPurdue Boilermakers
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

12-5TEAM RECORD13-4

Mackey Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Purdue Boilermakers and the visiting Wisconsin Badgers in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Boilermakers bring a 13-4 record (9-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-5 Badgers, who are 9-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Purdue go 7-8 so far and the Badgers go 4-10.

View Wisconsin vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Boilermakers as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 42 (Boilermakers) and the No. 40 (Badgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-74 result in favor of the Badgers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Purdue's No. 89-ranked scoring average of 73.1 PPG, against a Badgers defense rated No. 1 and allowing 47.9 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, more than the Badgers shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 51.2 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 59-41 loser on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. Wisconsin got 12 points from Jordan Taylor but lost anyway, 59-41, to Michigan on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Purdue was a 79-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Boilermakers got 20 points from Lewis Jackson as Purdue ran past Minnesota 79-66 on Sunday at Williams Arena.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Nebraska are 2-0
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 10-0
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Badgers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Wisconsin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Nebraska, Sunday, January 15
Purdue home to Iowa, Tuesday, January 17

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