Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan Wolverines Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/26/14
Michigan Wolverines (19-7) at Purdue Boilermakers (15-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines face off on Wednesday in a Big Ten college basketball battle.
The Purdue Boilermakers have lost three of their last four games and seven of their last nine. Purdue is 5-9 in the Big Ten, 12-3 at home, and 0-5 against teams ranked in the top 25. Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers averaging 11.8 points per game. Ronnie Johnson is averaging 10.8 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Kendall Stephens is averaging 7.8 points. Purdue is averaging 72.7 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Purdue lost by nine points in the first meeting of these two this season on January 30th in Ann Arbor.
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The Michigan Wolverines have won three of their last five games and are back all alone in first place in the Big Ten standings. Michigan is 11-3 in the Big 10 and 8-5 on the road this season. Nik Stauskas leads the Wolverines averaging 17 points per game. Caris LeVert is averaging 13.3 points, Glenn Robinson III is averaging 12.9 points, and Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 8.3 points. Michigan is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Michigan was a 10-point winner in their last road game on February 11th at Ohio State.
Purdue is 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, 1-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Michigan is 0-4 against the spread following a win and 11-4 against the spread in Wednesday games. The underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 140 I can give just a lean to the over. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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