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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.

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