Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (12-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (8-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers will travel to play the Wisconsin Badgers in a Big Ten Conference game on Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-5 and are coming off of a win against Green Bay by a score of 84-79. Wisconsin was up by 21 points at halftime, but allowed Green Bay to get back into the game and almost gave up the lead. Nigel Hayes had 24 points and 5 rebounds for Wisconsin. Ethan Happ added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Badgers. Wisconsin out rebounded their opponent by a total of 46-35 and had 15 assists in their victory. Wisconsin is averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 65 points per game. Wisconsin is also averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Nigel Hayes is averaging 16.2 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Bronson Koenig is averaging 14.4 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for Wisconsin. Wisconsin is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 41.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-1 and are coming off of a win against Vanderbilt by a score of 68-55. Purdue trailed by 3 points at halftime but had a huge second half to win by double digits. A.J. Hammons had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue. Caleb Swanigan added 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Boilermakers. Purdue out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-34 and had 14 assists in their victory. Purdue is averaging 81 points per game while giving up 58.6 points per game. Purdue is also averaging 44.8 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 13.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Isaac Haas is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Purdue. Purdue is shooting 74.4% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
Purdue is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. Purdue is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The under is 8-2 in Purdue’s last 10 road games. Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Wisconsin is 3-8 ATS in their last games. The over is 10-2 in Wisconsin’s last 12 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Purdue has been great to start their season and will look to open up Big Ten play with a victory, Purdue has played excellent defense so far this season and has been able to score over 80 points per game. Wisconsin has been disappointing this year, but will look to bounce back in conference play. Purdue is in much better shape than Wisconsin right now, so I am taking the Boilermakers in this one.