Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers at Wisconsin Badgers
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Camp Randall Stadium)
WIS -24.5 Total 47.5
The Purdue Boilermakers visit Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin for a Big Ten battle with the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. Purdue has now won 2 straight following last weekend’s last-second victory over Northwestern thanks to a 39-yard field goal by J.D. Dellinger, keeping the Boilermaker’s bowl game hopes alive.
The 4-6 Purdue Boilermakers have been bit by the injury bug this season, losing both starting quarterback Elijah Sindelar and top wideout Rondale Moore for considerable stretches. Jack Plummer has stepped in under center to lead Purdue with 1,603 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. King Doerue leads the way on the ground with 116 carries for 403 yards and five scores. As a team, Purdue has scored 24.7 points per game this season.
Wisconsin has bounced back with 2 straight wins after 2 consecutive losses ended their hopes of qualifying for the College Football Playoff. Last week, they rallied for a 37-21 win over Nebraska, improving their overall record to 8-2. Jonathan Taylor rushed for more than 200 yards for the 11th time in his career and the third time he’s done it against Nebraska. He also found paydirt twice in leading the Badgers to victory.
Taylor is the second-leading rusher in the country, trailing only Chuba Hubbard of Oklahoma State. The Wisconsin running back has totaled 1,463 yards on the ground and 17 touchdowns, giving him an outside chance at the Heisman Trophy. Jack Coan has thrown for 1,826 yards, 13 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions, while Quintez Cephus is the team’s leading receiver with 35 receptions, 527 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
Under is 6-1 in Boilermakers last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Badgers are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Under is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Wisconsin has righted the ship, and still have a shot at a spot in the Big Ten Championship game (Minnesota looms next week). Taylor is on another level as a college running back and Purdue ranks near the bottom of the Big Ten, allowing 172.2 yards per game on the ground. Final Score Prediction, Wisconsin wins but our best play is the Under, 31-14.