A Big Ten battle is set for Thursday night when the Purdue Boilermakers (24-5, 13-5 in Big Ten) visit the Wisconsin Badgers (16-12, 8-10). Jerry Palm has Purdue as the top seed in the West region and Wisconsin one of the last four teams in the bracket. Below is my college basketball pick for Purdue vs Wisconsin.
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Purdue vs Wisconsin Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Purdue -3.5|
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This game will be played at Kohl Center at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Why Bet Purdue -3.5
✅ Purdue is 15-5 in their last 20 games played.
✅ Wisconsin is 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
✅ The Badgers are 5-10 in their 15 games.
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|67.33||Avg Opp Score||65.67|
|70.33||Avg Opp Score||56.33|
|67.8||Avg Opp Score||65.8|
|64||Avg Opp Score||56.8|
|66.4||Avg Opp Score||65.1|
|64.6||Avg Opp Score||59.5|
Head to Head
Teams Last 10
Last time out, Purdue hosted the #17 Indiana Hoosiers and were beaten 79-71. The Boilermakers started strong, but the Hoosiers kept fighting and trailed by just four points at the half. Purdue did not show up in the second half as the Hoosiers quickly took the lead and never looked back. Purdue trailed by as many as 13 points, led by seven, and lost outright as seven-point favorites.
Zach Edey had 26 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks on the night. Fletcher Loyer added 14 points, five rebounds, and one assist in the defeat.
Through 29 games, Purdue is scoring 73.4 points per game, shooting 45.9% from the field, and assisting on 15.5 made shots. The Boilermakers are allowing 62.2 points, grabbing 39.1 rebounds, blocking 4.0 shots, and stealing the ball 4.8 times.
Wisconsin visited the Michigan Wolverines and left with a heart breaking 87-79 overtime defeat. It appeared the Badgers were going to leave Ann Arbor with a huge road win, but Hunter Dickinson had other ideas. As the buzzer sounded, Dickinson chucked up a three to tie the game and send it to overtime. Michigan carried that momentum into the extra period and got the win. Wisconsin trailed by as many as 11 points, led by eight, and could not cover the +6.0 spread.
Connor Essegian had 24 points, three rebounds, and one steal in the game. Tyler Wahl added 10 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in the loss.
After 28 games, Wisconsin is scoring 65.1 points per game, shooting 41.5% from the field, and assisting on 12.0 made shots. The Badgers are allowing 63.7 points, grabbing 31.5 rebounds, blocking 1.5 shots, and stealing the ball 6.1 times.