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College Football Betting Preview: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Wisconsin Badgers

September 22, 2023


This matchup features a pair of Big Ten teams when the Wisconsin Badgers travel to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday evening in week 4 of the college football season. 

The Wisconsin Badgers enter this game with a record of 2-1 with wins at home against the Buffalo Bulls by a score of 38-17 and the Georgia Southern Eagles by a score of 35-14 while losing on the road against the Washington State Cougars by a score of 22-31 while the Purdue Boilermakers enter this game with a record of 1-2 with losses at home against the Fresno State Bulldogs by a score of 35-39 and the Syracuse Orange by a score of 20-35 while winning on the road against the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 24-17. Which team will come away with the win in this matchup? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Wisconsin Badgers enter this game with a record of 2-1 following a 35-14 win at home against the Georgia Southern Eagles while covering the 20.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Wisconsin scored 35 points while compiling 451 total yards offensively which included 244 passing yards and 207 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 455 total yards defensively which included 383 passing yards and 72 rushing yards. Tanner Mordecai led the team in passing, completing 19 of 30 attempts for 236 yards while rushing for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Braelon Allen led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for five yards. Chimere Dike led the team in receiving, catching three of four targets for 57 yards.

Purdue enters this game with a record of 1-2 following a 20-35 loss at home against the Syracuse Orange while failing to cover the 1-point spread as a home underdog in week 3 of the college football season. The Boilermakers scored 20 points while compiling 403 total yards offensively which included 323 passing yards and 80 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 455 total yards defensively which included 184 passing yards and 271 rushing yards. Hudson Card led the team in passing, completing 32 of 46 attempts for 323 yards with a touchdown and an interception while adding a rushing touchdown. Tyrone Tracy Jr. led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for five yards. Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 14 targets for 114 yards.

BookMaker has the Wisconsin Badgers listed as 7-point favorites on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday evening in week 4 of the college football season. Wisconsin has won the last ten matchups in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Wisconsin is 1-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-2 ATS as a favorite while the Purdue Boilermakers are 1-2 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

Wisconsin is the better team and has been the dominant team in the series, winning the previous ten matchups in a row. The Badgers are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Wisconsin Badgers -7 on BookMaker for this matchup on Friday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -7