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Wisconsin vs. Purdue prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 3 best bets from proven model

A top-25 showdown takes center stage when the No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers host the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers on Monday. The Badgers are coming off a narrow 89-85 victory over Illinois State in their last outing. Purdue, meanwhile, has won four straight and scored 104 points in its win over Nicholls State on Dec. 29. The Boilermakers have dominated the Badgers in recent years, winning seven of their last 10 meetings against Wisconsin. 

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET from Mackey Complex. Purdue is favored by 12.5-points in the latest Wisconsin vs. Purdue odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 140. Before locking in any Purdue vs. Wisconsin picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. Wisconsin and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Wisconsin vs. Purdue:

  • Wisconsin vs. Purdue spread: Purdue -12.5
  • Wisconsin vs. Purdue over-under: 140 points
  • Wisconsin vs. Purdue money line: Purdue -800, Wisconsin +550
  • WISC: The over is 4-0 in Badgers last four games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
  • PUR: The home team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings

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Why Purdue can cover

The Boilermakers lead the Big Ten in multiple team categories. They are currently second in scoring (87.2) and rebounds (41.7), while ranking first in field goal percentage (.516) and 3-point percentage (.411). Purdue has scored over 90 points in seven of the 13 games played. 

The Boilermakers scored 104 points in their victory over Nicholls State and five players scored in double figures. Sophomore center Zach Edey came off the bench and dropped a team-high 21 points with five rebounds and four assists. Purdue had it going from downtown, shooting 14-29 from 3-point range. The Boilermakers are looking to continue their dominance at home and improve to 9-0 at Mackey Complex. 

Why Wisconsin can cover

Wisconsin’s offense is run through its two guards. Sophomore guard Johnathan Davis leads the Badgers in scoring (20.8), rebounds (6.6), and steals (1.5). Davis has scored at least 20 points in four straight games. In the win over Illinois State, he had 20 points, 11 rebounds with four assists. 

Senior guard Brad Davison is second on the team in scoring (14.5), while grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota native has hit at least three 3-pointers in six different games this season. His best outing this season came in the win over Georgia Tech. Davison finished with 27 points and shot a season-best 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. 

How to make Purdue vs. Wisconsin picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 141 points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Wisconsin vs. Purdue? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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