Wisconsin vs. Purdue Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Wisconsin Badgers (3-4) and Purdue Boilermakers (5-2) will face each other in clash of Big Ten opponents at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Wisconsin as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Wisconsin has -122 odds to pick up the win, while Purdue is listed at +101 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Wisconsin vs. Purdue Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium

Betting Preview


Wisconsin has the 75th-ranked offense this year (391.1 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking 24th-best with only 330.3 yards allowed per game. Wisconsin is putting up 31.3 points per game on offense this year (57th in the FBS), and is surrendering 21.6 points per game (33rd) on the other side of the ball. Wisconsin is compiling 220.6 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 88th in the FBS. The defense ranks 52nd, giving up 215.9 passing yards per game. Wisconsin ranks 54th in run offense (170.6 rushing yards per game) and 27th in run defense (114.4 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. From an offensive standpoint, Wisconsin ranks 29th in the FBS with a 46.4% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 28th in third-down percentage allowed (114.4). With 13 forced turnovers (14th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS), Wisconsin (+3) has the 34th-ranked turnover margin in college football.


Purdue is generating 446.6 total yards per contest on offense this season (35th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 349.0 total yards per game (40th-ranked). Purdue ranks 39th in the FBS with 34.0 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 52nd with 24.1 points ceded per contest on defense. Purdue’s pass offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 16th-best in the FBS with 312.1 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 248.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 92nd. Purdue’s run defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 100.6 rushing yards conceded per contest. In terms of offense, it is putting up 134.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 87th. Purdue’s defense has been excelling on third down, surrendering a 30.9% third-down conversion rate (19th-best). On offense, it ranks 36th in the FBS with a 45.7% third-down rate. After forcing 12 turnovers (28th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 12 times (99th in the FBS) this season, Purdue sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Betting Analysis

Wisconsin Betting Insights

Wisconsin is 3-4-0 against the spread this season. In games it is played as 1.5-point favorites or more, Wisconsin has an ATS record of 3-3. This season, Wisconsin games have hit the over five times. The Badgers have won 25% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (1-3). The Badgers have gone 1-2 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -122 or shorter (25%).

Boilermakers Betting Insights

Purdue have compiled a 3-4-0 record against the spread this year. In games they have played as 1.5-point or bigger underdogs, Purdue owns an ATS record of 2-2. Games involving Purdue have hit the over on five occasions this year. This season, the Boilermakers have won two out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Boilermakers have a record of 2-1 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +101 on the moneyline.

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Wisconsin vs. Purdue Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.2 45.0 50.2
Implied Total AVG 33.3 35.0 31.0
ATS Record 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-2-0 2-2-0 3-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-3 0-2 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.9 54.9 57.2
Implied Total AVG 34.0 36.3 31.0
ATS Record 3-4-0 1-3-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-2-0 3-1-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 0-1 2-1

Players to Watch


  • With 6.0 sacks to go with 8.0 TFL and 30 tackles in seven games, Nick Herbig has been an important part of the Badgers’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Badgers’ defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Maema Njongmeta, who has played seven games and recorded 3.0 TFL, 47 tackles, and one interception.
  • John Torchio has helped carry the Badgers’ defense with three interceptions to go along with 29 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended in seven games.
  • Kamo’i Latu has been a big piece of the Badgers’ defensive unit in 2022, with two interceptions to go with 32 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended in seven games.


  • Cam Allen has registered three interceptions to go with 20 tackles and three passes defended in seven games for the Boilermakers.
  • The Boilermakers’ Jalen Graham has posted 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 21 tackles in seven games.
  • The Boilermakers’ Kydran Jenkins has delivered nine tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in seven games.
  • On defense, Branson Deen has racked up 16 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in seven games.

Wisconsin vs. Purdue Predictions and Pick

Wisconsin vs. Purdue betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Boilermakers (+1.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51.5)

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Our prediction to win this contest is Purdue, and we predict that Purdue will cover the spread (Wisconsin -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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