Wisconsin at Purdue Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 11/4/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
RossAde Stadium in West Lafayette
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The Wisconsin Badgers (6-2) and their dominant defense will go up against the struggling Purdue Boilermakers (3-6) on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers were able to easily beat the Boilermakers 41-10 in 2013.
Wisconsin won their third consecutive game last Saturday when they shut out Rutgers 37-0 on the road. They ended up with 298 rushing yards in that win, and their defense was able to hold Rutgers to just 139 total yards.
The Badgers are the third-best rushing team in that nation right now by averaging 333.4 rushing yards per game. Junior running back Melvin Gordon has been one of the best players in the country by rushing for 1,296 yards with 18 touchdowns this season. Sophomore wide receiver Alex Erickson has caught 32 passes for 440 yards and two scores.
Last weekend, Purdue lost their third game in a row when they were beaten 35-14 on the road. They only had 124 rushing yards in that game and they converted just two of their 16 third down opportunities.
The Boilermakers have not been able to move the ball through the air very well this season, averaging just 185.7 passing yards per game. Running back Akeem Hunt has been their best player by rushing for 706 yards with five touchdowns. Wide receiver Danny Anthrop has caught 38 passes on the year for 616 yards and four touchdowns.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
Wisconsin Badgers are 3-5-0 Against the Spread
Wisconsin Badgers are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 7-2-0 Against the Spread
Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/03/14 WR Alex Erickson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
11/03/14 RB Melvin Gordon Knee probable Saturday vs. Purdue
11/02/14 DB Derrick Tindal Personal "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/25/14 LB D'cota Dixon Shoulder out for season
09/16/14 Backup RB Caleb Kinlaw Undisclosed expected to redshirt
09/16/14 Backup RB Taiwan Deal Hand out for season
08/29/14 RB Vonte Jackson Knee out for season
11/03/14 DB Frankie Williams Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/03/14 WR Danny Anthrop Knee out for season
11/02/14 DB Robert Gregory Finger "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/02/14 RB David Yancey Leg "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/16/14 WR B.J. Knauf Concussion expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/09/14 LB Sean Robinson Knee out for season
09/29/14 LB Joe Gilliam Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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