The Badgers (16-9, 10-8 B1G) have struggled a bit in latest weeks. Their protection has all the time performed robust, permitting opponents solely 63 factors per recreation this season, which ranks seventh among the many finest in America in response to KenPom. However offensively, during the last 5 video games, they’ve averaged simply 63 factors, a far cry from the 70 they’ve averaged this season. The crew is led by D’Mitrik Trice, who scores 14.1 factors per recreation. Wisconsin has a complete of simply two double-digit common gamers.
Purdue (16-8, 11-6 B1G) has been scorching after a barely sluggish begin to the season, successful 9 of their final 12 video games general, relationship again to January 8. Wisconsin was, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a high 15 unit, in response to KenPom. They’re solely giving up 66 factors per recreation whereas scoring 71 in every contest on common. The offense is propelled by Trevion Williams, who scores nearly 16 factors per recreation and leads the crew within the tables, registering 9 rebounds per recreation. Just one different participant on the squad is averaging double the numbers, with Sasha Stefanovic recording 10 factors per recreation.
KenPom is giving Purdue a 57% probability of successful this one and getting nearer to the highest of the Large Ten rankings.
Playtime / TV Channel / Streaming
You may watch Wisconsin vs Purdue on Tuesday, March 2 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, a subscription service out there as an add-on to ESPN, even to non-subscribers.
Level unfold, totals, odds, tendencies
Level unfold: Purdue -2
Whole factors: 130
Silver line: Wisconsin +112, Purdue -136
- The Badgers are 2-4 ATS of their final six video games
- Their protection is elite, which makes them under-hit as a rule. He is knocked out in six of their final seven contests.
- For Purdue, there have been a whole lot of low-scoring video games too, the tally dropping in six of their final 9.
- The Boilermakers have executed a very good job protecting the hole, going 9-2-1 CEP of their final 12 video games.
The very best guess
The crew that wins this match will seemingly cowl the unfold. Purdue’s 9-1 report at dwelling ought to give him a bonus on this recreation, so I believe the Boilermakers will get the job executed. Wisconsin is only a .500 recreation down the street.
Take: Purdue -2
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