Top 15-ranked teams Purdue and Wisconsin battle it out at Kohl Center in Madison on Tuesday in a match that will go a long way in determining NCAA Touranment seeding. No matter what happens in the Big Ten Tournament, Purdue and Wisconsin are headed to the Big Dance. So if Purdue wins, they can lock down a 2-seed or 3-seed. Then if the Boilermakers win the Big Ten Tournament, they can make the case for a 1-seed. Check out an analysis and free pick for Purdue at Wisconsin so you can place your bets against the NCAA Basketball Odds.
College Basketball Betting Preview for Purdue Boilermakers at Wisconsin
#4 Purdue Boilermakers versus #13 Wisconsin Badgers Match Info
- When: Tuesday, March 1 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
- TV/Streaming: ESPN/ESPN+
Why bet on Purdue versus Wisconsin?
Purdue rarely loses two straight. On Saturday, Feb. 26, Michigan State upset Purdue 68-65. Stars Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey didn’t play their best. Those two, along with the rest of the Boilermakers, will be ready to roll on Tuesday night. Purdue knows a victory over the Badgers in Wisconsin will lead to a top NCAA Tournament seed no matter what happens in the Big Ten Tournament.
Purdue Boilermakers Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 81.6
- FG %: 50.3
- 3PT %: 39.9
- FT %: 71.1
- Rebounds/G: 35.1
Purdue Boilermakers Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 68.8
- FG %: 42.8
- 3PT %: 34.2
- FT %: 71.4
- Rebounds/G: 25.1
Why bet on Wisconsin versus Purdue?
On Jan. 3, the Badgers beat Purdue 74-69 as a +13 road dog. Now playing at home and in front of their fans, there’s no reason to believe Wisconsin doesn’t complete the 2-game sweep. If Purdue couldn’t beat the Badgers at home, why would they beat them on the road?
Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Averages
- Points/G: 70.9
- FG %: 42.8
- 3PT %: 31.6
- FT %: 74.2
- Rebounds/G: 32.5
Wisconsin Badgers Defensive Averages
- Points/G: 66.2
- FG %: 43.5
- 3PT %: 32.7
- FT %: 67.9
- Rebounds/G: 31.8
Purdue Boilermakers vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Analysis
Jonathan Davis, Wisconsin’s best player, dominated the Boilermakers in the first contest. Davis went off for 37 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks.
Davis showed that nobody on Purdue’s team can stop him, which gives the advantage to Wisconsin. If the Boilermaker try and stop Davis, the rest of the Badgers are good enough to pick up the slack.
If Purdue doesn’t try and stop Davis, he could again score close to 40. Almost as important in this game is the fact the Badgers have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 and Purdue is 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5.
This game is for the Big Ten Regular Season title. So expect both teams to give it their all. But the home team has Purdue’s number. Wisconsin wins and covers.
NCAAM Pick: Wisconsin Badgers