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Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
Fresh off its first conference victory of the season 4-2 Wisconsin now goes on the Big Ten road to take on 3-2 Purdue in West Lafayette Saturday afternoon (noon ET, Big Ten Network).
The Badgers, who have won six straight games in this series, were early one-point underdogs vs. the Boilers, who just laid an egg vs. Michigan.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Badgers listed as 1-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boilermakers rated this week at No. 58 and the Badgers sitting at No. 100. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 37-31 result in favor of the Boilermakers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 32-ranked offense (36.6 PPG) against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 29 at 19.2 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 241 yards per game, more than the Badgers give up through the air (223.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 168.5 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 in rushing offense at home.
Wisconsin was a 31-14 winner in its last match at home against Illinois. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 45 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Illinois was unable to contain Montee Ball in its last action Saturday and the result was a 31-14 Week 6 loss against the Badgers.
Purdue lost its last outing, a 44-13 result against Michigan on October 6. Purdue failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Purdue didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolverines as Michigan blasted them 44-13 in Week 6 action.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Badgers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games when playing Purdue
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Wisconsin is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing Wisconsin
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Purdue is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Wisconsin home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 20
Purdue at Ohio State, Saturday, October 20