Wisconsin Badgers at Purdue Boilermakers

Basketball Betting Matchup: Wisconsin Badgers at Purdue Boilermakers
Date / Time: Sunday, March 6 – 7:30 PM ET
Site: Mackey Arena – West Lafayette, IN
TV Coverage: Big Ten Network

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Basketball Betting Matchup: Wisconsin Badgers at Purdue Boilermakers

Pointspread: Purdue -6
Total: 129.5 points

They’re getting ready for the Big Ten tournament, and for those teams for which this conference bash really means something, it is in turn meaningful for them to achieve some favorable placement if at all possible. The Wisconsin Badgers and Purdue Boilermakers would both like to take advantage of the opportunity to get a double-bye, which would put them into the third round of the tourney and is available only to the first four seeds. This game will get underway at 7:30 PM ET at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN.

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As you probably know, Wisconsin made it all the way to the finals of the NCAA Tournament last season, and they got to the championship game by pulling off an upset over Kentucky, which went into that game undefeated. They were led by All-America Frank Kaminsky, who was so important on the offensive end of the floor as a big man who could step outside and hit shots. Of course it was also a masterful job done by coach Bo Ryan, who took his team to the Final Four for the second straight year.

But this season saw not only the departure of Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, but also the sudden resignation of Ryan, which took place on December 15. There was a shroud of mystery involving this, but it was later revealed that Ryan had engaged in an affair, and the charge came down that he may have used “university resources” during the course of this relationship (he was recently cleared of that accusation).

The Badgers stumbled out of the Big Ten gate, and the conference opener took place against Purdue, with the result being a 61-55 loss that was accompanied by less than 40% shooting, as well as the inability to deal with the Boilermakers’ size, namely seven-footer AJ Hammons, who had 24 points working the paint. That was not a flash in the pan; Hammons has averaged 18 points over his last eight games, so he is someone Wisconsin really has to be ready to defend. Purdue has shot 55% over its last three games.

But as BetAnySports patrons following the Big Ten have seen, the Badgers have roared back from their early doldrums with a vengeance. In fact, they have looked like the best team in the conference over their last dozen games, racking up an 11-1 straight-up and 10-2 ATS record. There weren’t many pansies on that list either; ranked teams like Iowa, Indiana, Michigan State and Maryland were among the victims. Wisconsin is averaging only 11.1 turnovers (they had just seven in the first meeting). And they are turning the pace around to their advantage, as is evidenced by seven consecutive games under the posted total.

Doing that will be no snap against Matt Painter’s squad; Purdue has not only shot well lately, but has also registered a 16-1 home mark, averaging 81.8 ppg at Mackey Arena.

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