The Badgers and Boilermakers are set to face off at 1:00 ET on CBS. The Boilermakers will host the game at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have Purdue as the -6 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

WISCONSIN BADGERS VS PURDUE BOILERMAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -6

This game will be played at Target Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE PURDUE BOILERMAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Boilermakers.
  • Not only will Purdue pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Badgers Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Wisconsin heads into this game as a 6-point underdog, and they have gone 4-6 this season as the underdog. They have gone 5-9 on the road this season, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home.

The Badgers come into this game with a 19-12 record, and they have won three games in a row. In their last game, they beat Northwestern by a score of 70-61.

Wisconsin has an ATS record of 16-18 this season, including a mark of 5-9 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Badgers are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 138.4 in Wisconsin games this season. So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 140 points.

In their recent game, the Badgers’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.7 points per contest. One area that the Wisconsin offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 170th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.

The Badgers’ defense is presently ranked 88th nationally, allowing an average of 68.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Northwestern, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 61 points vs. Wisconsin.

Will the Boilermakers Win at Target Center?

With a record of 21-0 at home this season, Purdue will look to extend their home winning streak to 22 games when they take on Wisconsin. Over their last ten games at home, the Boilermakers have gone a perfect 10-0.

Overall, Purdue has gone 28-3 this season, including a 19-3 record in Big Ten play. They have won seven games in a row and have been the favorite in all 31 of their games this season, going 28-3 as the favorite.

As the favorite this season, Purdue has an ATS record of 14-15-2, including an ATS mark of 10-10-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Boilermakers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this year, Purdue has an ATS record of 0-3 in their last 3 games and 1-4 in their last 5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Purdue games is 20-12-1. The average over/under line in their games is 148, and the average score in their games is 152.9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4-1. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season.

The Purdue offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Michigan State. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.5% while connecting on 5 threes. Zach Edey led the scoring for the Boilermakers, contributing 29 points. Additionally, Lance Jones chipped in with 10 points.

Currently, the Boilermakers’ defense holds the 107th rank in the nation, allowing 69.7 points per game. The Purdue defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Michigan State to connect on 5 threes.