Purdue vs. Wisconsin odds: Picks from same model that nailed Auburn's big win over Kentucky

No. 6 Purdue travels to Wisconsin on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a nationally televised Big Ten battle. Purdue is favored by 10.5 points, up 1.5 from the opening line. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 139.5, also up 1.5 from the open.

Before you lock in your picks, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model is picking. Last season, the model was an impressive 755-636-20 record on its A-rated picks, returning $6,529 to any $100 player who followed it.

That wasn't a fluke, either. This week alone, the model has already nailed Texas Tech (-7) covering a big spread against Oklahoma and Auburn's historic double-digit victory and cover over Kentucky (+9). Anybody who has been following those picks is way, way up.

Now the model has simulated Purdue vs. Wisconsin 10,000 times and locked in its picks.

We can tell you it is projecting 129 total points to be scored, meaning the under should clear with plenty of room to spare. And it also has a strong pick for one side of the spread, saying you can bank on one team covering nearly 60 percent of the time. You can only get that pick over at SportsLine.

The model has taken into account Purdue's surprising two-game losing streak that included a one-point defeat at home to Ohio State and a three-point loss at Michigan State over the weekend.

That broke a 19-game winning streak for the Boilermakers and bumped them out of the top five nationally.

And it's not just the two losses that should be of concern. After regularly dominating earlier in conference play, Purdue hasn't produced a double-digit win since Jan. 20 and beat Rutgers -- one of the worst teams in the conference -- by just two points earlier this month.

But just because Purdue has been trending down recently doesn't mean that the Badgers will be able to stay competitive.

These teams met earlier in conference play and Purdue dominated in a 78-50 victory. The Boilermakers were up 17 at halftime in that game and could've practically named their score.

The Boilermakers remain one of the most complete teams with a scoring offense and defense that rank in the top 30 nationally. Wisconsin, meanwhile, is just 11-16 straight-up and 10-15 against the spread this season and has lost six of its last seven.

So which side of Purdue-Wisconsin do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Purdue-Wisconsin spread is cashing almost 60 percent of the time, all from the model that has crushed college hoops, and find out.

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