Wisconsin vs. Purdue: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 22, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) will play a fellow Big Ten opponent, the Purdue Boilermakers (1-2) in a matchup on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Badgers are listed as favorites in this one, with the spread sitting at 6 points. The over/under is set at 54 in the contest.

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Wisconsin vs. Purdue Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Wisconsin -6 -110 -110 54 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Wisconsin vs Purdue
ATS Total Score prediction
Purdue (+6) Over (54) Wisconsin 28 Purdue 27

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Wisconsin Purdue
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 31.7 (61) 26.3 (82)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 20.7 (54) 30.3 (97)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 5 (78) 4 (61)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 6 (22) 4 (62)

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Betting Insights

Wisconsin Stats and Trends

  • Wisconsin has a record of 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Badgers have covered the spread once this season (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 6-point favorites.
  • Wisconsin games have hit the over once this season.
  • Badgers matchups have gone over 54 points only once this season (in three outings).
  • Wisconsin’s outings this year have an average point total of 58.7, 4.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Recent Head-to-Head Matchups

Wisconsin holds an edge against Purdue in the past two matchups between these two teams, collecting a 2-0 record in those games. In those games against the Boilermakers, the Badgers have a 2-0 record against the spread while both contests eclipsed the point total. Wisconsin totaled 65 points in those two matchups compared to Purdue’s 37.

Purdue Stats and Trends

  • Purdue has covered once in three matchups with a spread this season.
  • Games featuring Purdue have hit the over once this year.
  • The Boilers and their opponents have scored more than 54 combined points twice this season.
  • Purdue has had an average of 50.8 points scored in their games so far this season, 3.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Wisconsin Players to Watch

  • Tanner Mordecai has passed for 703 yards while completing 67.3% of his throws (68-of-101), with two touchdowns and two interceptions (234.3 yards per game). He’s also rushed 22 times for 59 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 19.7 yards per game.
  • Chez Mellusi has churned out a team-high 267 rushing yards (89.0 yards per game) and scored four touchdowns.
  • Braelon Allen has 255 yards on 36 carries (85.0 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Chimere Dike has eight receptions for a team-high 161 receiving yards (53.7 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Will Pauling has chipped in with 149 yards (on 11 catches).
  • Skyler Bell is averaging 35.0 yards per game, racking up 13 receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown.

Purdue Players to Watch

  • Hudson Card has thrown for 825 yards while completing 65.5% of his passes (72-of-110), with three touchdowns and one interception this year (275.0 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 26 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 13.7 yards per game.
  • Devin Mockobee has run for a team-leading 186 yards on 49 carries (62.0 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns. He also averages 16.7 receiving yards per game, grabbing eight passes for 50 yards.
  • So far this year Tyrone Tracy Jr. has run for 92 yards on 17 carries (30.7 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Deion Burks has nine catches and paces his team with 221 receiving yards (73.7 ypg) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has hauled in 18 catches for 218 yards (72.7 yards per game).
  • This season Max Klare has caught 15 passes for 151 yards, averaging 50.3 receiving yards per game.

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