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Wisconsin vs. Purdue - 1/11/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Purdue at Wisconsin
Date & Time Friday January 11, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Kohl Center
Madison, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin -4.5 -- Over/Under: 138
TV Channel
FS1
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 77.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 24.5 points and 3.2 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 12.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Evan Boudreaux is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost all four road games this season.

The Wisconsin Badgers could also use a win after splitting their last six games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 74.5 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 19.3 points and 4.7 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last seven home games.

The Boilermakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Boilermakers last 5 road games. The under is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 vs. Big Ten.

The Purdue Boilermakers simply haven't been good on the road this season where they've lost all four games and are shooting 37.6 percent from the field while being outscored by 10.5 points. The Wisconsin Badgers are not only outscoring teams by 15.4 points in their last five games, but they're shooting over 50 percent from the field while outscoring teams by 19 points at home. The home team has won seven of the last eight meetings between Purdue and Wisconsin and has covered each of the last four meetings. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Badgers. 

Pick:
Wisconsin Badgers -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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