Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers 9-22-23

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 09/22/23 NCAAF Week 4 Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (1-2)


Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 09/22/23 – As Week 4 of NCAAF kicks into gear, Wisconsin Badgers take on Purdue Boilermakers in what promises to be an epic matchup at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 22, 2023, at 7 PM ET (FS1). The matchup will air live on FS1.


Wisconsin Badgers has made an impressive 2-1 start this season thanks to stellar performances by Chez Mellusi in the running game and Chimere Dike on offense. Mellusi has averaged an impressive 6.7 yards per carry, while Dike averages 20.1 yards per reception, adding plenty of energy and spark to Wisconsin’s offense.


The Purdue Boilermakers, currently standing at 1-2, desperately need a win to turn its fortunes around. If you’re looking for some guidance on their upcoming game, key players Devin Mockobee and Deion Burks have played admirably thus far; Mockobee has amassed 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Burks is turning heads as a wide receiver by amassing 221 receiving yards and three scores. Don’t forget to check out free NCAAF picks for insights and predictions on their next matchup.


Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Game Info


When: Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Ross-Ade Stadium
Stream: Sofascore


Tanner Mordecai QB vs. Hudson Card QB


Tanner Mordecai has had an admirable season thus far, amassing 702 passing yards. Of his 101 passing attempts, he completed 68 for a 67.3% completion rate – though these statistics don’t fully represent his playing style. Mordecai is well known for his superior decision-making skills, consistently picking out appropriate passes while avoiding risky throws. Unfortunately, two interceptions marred this strength this season, but remain one of Mordecai’s key advantages.


However, Mordecai has been sacked five times – losing 29 yards total – which is cause for alarm as this indicates his vulnerabilities when the pocket collapses. Mordecai’s passer rating of 126.3 speaks well of his overall performance; however, that number could increase if better protected by his offensive line. Furthermore, Mordecai tends to favor shorter throws, evidenced by the average 6.9 yards per pass attempt. He completed one pass for 45 yards, demonstrating his deep passing abilities; however, his style often favors conservative play – this may help manage the game clock and possession retention; however, it could limit Wisconsin Badgers’ ability to score quickly.


Hudson Card’s High-Risk, High-Reward Style Shines for Purdue Boilermakers


Hudson Card of the Purdue Boilermakers has dazzled observers with his strong arm and quick decision-making, amassing 825 passing yards with a 65.5% completion rate this season. Card excels at deep passing, as evidenced by his longest pass of 84 yards. His passer rating of 135.6 surpasses that of his Wisconsin counterpart, and for good reason. With 3 passing touchdowns and only 1 interception to his name, Mordecai has shown the ability to protect the ball while making aggressive plays.


His average yards per pass attempt of 7.5 indicates his preference for riskier yet potentially more rewarding plays than Mordecai. Card is similar to Mordecai in that he can be vulnerable to sacks, having been brought down four times this season for a loss of 33 yards, suggesting he takes risks that don’t always pay off under pressure. While Card can make plays when given enough space and time, his vulnerability suggests otherwise.


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin Badgers -270, Total Odds: 54.5


Betting odds indicate Wisconsin as favorites with a -270 moneyline and a spread of -7.5. The over/under is set at 54.5. Considering Wisconsin’s past performances against Purdue, bettors might find value in Wisconsin covering the spread.


Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends


Wisconsin has struggled lately, going 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games. Moreover, the total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games. While they have a strong recent record against Purdue (13-3 ATS in their last 16 matchups), their road game performance has been lacking, going 1-6 ATS in their last 7 away games.


Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends


Purdue isn’t faring well either in betting terms, with a 1-4 ATS record in their last 5 games and a particularly poor home record of 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games. Interestingly, the total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games against Wisconsin, which might offer some insights for bettors looking at the over/under.


Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 09/22/23 Betting Picks


Given both teams’ recent betting trends and key player performances, this game appears tilted in Wisconsin’s favor, despite their away game woes. The Badgers’ running game could be the deciding factor here, and the spread of -7.5 for Wisconsin looks achievable.


For those looking to get into prop bets, keep an eye on Wisconsin’s Chez Mellusi and Purdue’s Deion Burks, who could provide high yardage or touchdowns. If you’re seeking more guidance on prop bets and other betting options, don’t forget to check out free sports picks. As for the over/under set at 54.5, considering the recent trends, taking the over could be a wise choice given Purdue’s past performances against Wisconsin.

Free Pick and Prediction: Wisconsin 31, Purdue 20.



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