Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/30/14
Purdue Boilermakers (13-7) at Michigan Wolverines (15-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Thursday in Big Ten college basketball.
The Michigan Wolverines are all alone in first place in the Big Ten going 7-0 thus far in Big Ten play. Michigan is 8-1 at home this season and they have played the 12th ranked schedule in the nation. Nik Stauskas leads the Wolverines averaging 18.5 points per game. Glenn Robinson III is averaging 13.6 points, Caris LeVert is averaging 11.9 points, and Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 8.3 points. Michigan is averaging 77.3 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents shoot 43.3 percent. Michigan is playing their best basketball of the season and they are rolling.
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The Purdue Boilermakers have lost their last two games and are 3-4 in the Big Ten this season. Purdue is 3-5 away from home and are 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers averaging 13.3 points per game. Ronnie Johnson is averaging 10.6 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 9.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Kendall Stephens is averaging 7.3 points. Purdue is averaging 74.3 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Purdue hasn’t been an easy out for their opponents but they have been in a battle seemingly every game.
Michigan is 4-0 against the spread against the Big Ten, 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Purdue is 7-3 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. Purdue is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games at Michigan.
This is a ton of points and while I hate to lay the big number Michigan is much the better team and at home they get it done easily here.
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