The Purdue Boilermakers vs. Wisconsin Badgers picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 4 CFB Picks: Purdue Boilermakers @ Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 3:30 ET
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Week 4 Betting Odds: Wisconsin -24 (49)
Purdue vs. Wisconsin Live TV Coverage: ABC
We are so upset that last week didn’t go the way that we really wanted it to. This game would have set up so very nicely if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had just taken care of business in West Lafayette and had the Badgers been a little bit better against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Alas, that’s not the situation we’re in at this point, but we still think that there is a heck of a lot of value here backing Purdue in a lousy spot for Wisky to be in. We’ll start by looking at the schedule. The Badgers still really haven’t played a team like this on the season. They were beaten by Arizona State last week, but Purdue isn’t quite that good. However, the Boilermakers are nowhere near as bad as the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Massachusetts Minutemen are either. Last week was a big road game. Next week is an even bigger road game in Columbus against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Boilermakers meanwhile, know that they just have to hang around in this game to beat the number. They did so last week against Notre Dame, and though there is a bit of a problem potentially brewing in terms of getting up for a big time game a second straight week, we don’t think that it is going to be that much of a problem with three and a half touchdowns on our side. QB Rob Henry isn’t as bad as his stats seem, and it is only a matter of time until RB Akeem Hunt manages to break out in a game. We don’t need Purdue to win this game outright by any stretch of the imagination, but we do need it to be better than it has been in this series of late. Wisky has won and covered seven straight games, including winning five straight by 21+. This is a game that feels like it will be separated by around two scores, though.
Purdue vs. Wisconsin Pick: Purdue Boilermakers +24
Purdue @ Wisconsin Score Prediction: Wisconsin 31 – Purdue 20