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Purdue vs Wisconsin Basketball Picks 3-16-24

Wisconsin Badgers (21-12) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (29-3)
March 16, 2024 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -6.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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In this article we will formulate a Purdue vs Wisconsin betting prediction for this College Basketball game on Saturday, March 16th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Purdue recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Wisconsin recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Purdue
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Wisconsin
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Purdue and Wisconsin
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Purdue and Wisconsin

Purdue Preview

The Purdue Boilermakers are 29-3 (17-3) this year after they defeated Michigan State by a score of 67-62 in their last game. Purdue led 34-27 at halftime and was able to get the win, despite being out scored in the second half. The Boilermakers shot 41.5% from the field and were -1 in rebounding margin in the game. Purdue has won six games in a row and 15 of their last 16. The Boilermakers are scoring 84.2 points per game with 40.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, while allowing 70.2 points against per game this year. Zach Edey is averaging 24.2 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Purdue is shooting 49.1% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 41.1% on three pointers this season. 

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Wisconsin Preview

The Wisconsin Badgers are 21-12 (11-9) this season after they defeated Northwestern by a score of 70-61 in their last game. Wisconsin led 33-29 at the half and pulled away in the second half for the win. The Badgers shot 46.2% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Wisconsin defeated Maryland by a score of 87-56 in the game prior to Northwestern, but lost to Purdue before that. The Badgers are scoring 74.8 points per game with 34.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, while giving up 69.3 points against per game this season. AJ Storr is averaging 16.2 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 0.9 assists per game. Wisconsin is shooting 46.4% from the field, 76% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers this year. 

Purdue vs Wisconsin Betting Prediction

Purdue was able to get by a pesky Michigan State team on Friday afternoon, but they didn’t play their best and shot poorly from the free throw line. Wisconsin struggled over the last few weeks of the regular season, but they have looked great in their first two games of the tournament. Purdue won both regular season meetings with Wisconsin by scores of 78-70 and 75-69, but I don’t love how they played against Michigan State and that free throw shooting could be an issue. Take the Badgers with the points. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Wisconsin +6.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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