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Big Ten Semis: Badgers chalk vs Purdue

The top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers are the betting favorites for Saturday as they take on the fourth-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago.

Wisconsin beat Purdue but didn't cover the spread in their regular-season matchup, topping the Boilermakers 62-55 as a big 16-point favorite at the sportsbooks. The Badgers are 3-1 SU but 1-3 ATS in their last four games against the Boilermakers dating back to the 2013 season.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Purdue Boilermakers before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers sit at 28-3 (16-14-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Purdue Boilermakers are currently 21-11 (20-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Wisconsin is 13-18 OU, and Purdue is 10-17 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 109-rated Purdue Boilermakers taking on the No. 15-rated Wisconsin Badgers in this contest.

How Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purdue Boilermakers rank No. 48 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.59 per game. That compares with Wisconsin’s No. 149 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin is college basketball's No. 89-ranked team at 6.75 per game, while the Purdue Boilermakers rate No. 175 with 5.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Purdue got 23 points from A.J. Hammons en route to a 64-59 victory over Penn State on Friday at United Center.

Wisconsin earned a 71-60 victory over Michigan on Friday, getting 17 points from Sam Dekker at United Center.