At the beginning of the season Wisconsin was a popular and trendy pick with the pajama boys to win the national championship. But more astute observers saw a team that suffered massive graduation losses on defense. Of major concern has been the terrible play of the Badgers offense. As a matter of fact, what was considered the strength of the team has failed UW miserably. More emphatically a combination of injuries, turnovers, and mental errors have derailed Wisconsin. In the same way Purdue is coming of a bad betting on NCAA Football defeat that puts a bowl in jeopardy.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers
Date and Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ross Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:
|Wisconsin||+5 (-110)||52 (-110)|
|Purdue||-5 (-110)||52 (-110)|
Wisconsin vs. Purdue TV Coverage: Big Ten Network
Wisconsin is 6-4 straight up but 2-8 vs. the odds with a 5-5 mark on totals. Last week the Badgers were rendered helpless in a 22-10 loss at Penn State. Backup quarterback Jack Coan has not come close to matching starter Alex Hornibrook’s production. Hornibrook missed last week with a concussion and is questionable for Saturday. Wisconsin has dropped to rank 69th in the nation for total offense and 26th for points allowed.
Purdue is 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread with a 5-5 mark on totals. Last week the Boilermakers were ambushed at Minnesota 41-10. For one thing the Boilers blew their chance at winning the Big Ten West. By reason of the loss Purdue must win one of its last two games to make a bowl berth. Overall the Boilers rank 25th in the nation for total offense but 92nd for total defense. Quarterback David Blough has a 148.4 rating with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Stats to Consider
Wisconsin has been a subpar betting on NCAA Football road dog value. For example, the Badgers have covered just three of their last seven in that role. Four of UW’s last five as away pups have gone under the total. Balanced against that is Purdue’s strong wagering value as a home favorite. The Boilers have lost just two of their last 10 vs. the odds laying points at Ross Ade Stadium. And three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Wisconsin has dominated this head to head offshore bookmaker series with Purdue. To be exact the Boilers have lost the last 11 meetings straight up with UW getting the money in nine of those games. Three of the last four between these teams have gone under the total. Additionally, Wisconsin has won and covered their last seven consecutive visits to Ross Ade Stadium. Four of the last six between these teams at Purdue have gone under the number.
Matchup to Watch
Above all the injury list must be monitored in regards to Hornibrook. If he can answer the bell Wisconsin would rate even in this matchup. At the same time if Hornibrook is out the Boilers will have a huge Betting on NCAA Football advantage. As mentioned earlier the Badgers own this series.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue Betting on NCAA Football Picks
A clear difference between these teams is defense. Wisconsin has one and the Boilers don’t.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin vs. Purdue Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Badgers 20, Boilermakers 17
Watch highlights of Purdue’s defense getting lit up at Minnesota!