Michigan State vs. Purdue - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (19-10) at Michigan State Spartans (19-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans meet Wednesday at the Breslin Center.
The Purdue Boilermakers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. On the season, Purdue is averaging 71.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 11.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while Rapheal Davis is averaging 11 points and 2.7 assists. Jon Octeus is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Vince Edwards is dishing 2.6 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers have five players averaging at least 9.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.6 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Purdue s allowing 34.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Michigan State Spartans have won four of their last six and play their last home game. On the season, MSU is averaging 72.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 62.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 14.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while Travis Trice is averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 assists. Branden Dawson is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Costello is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans have four players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 63.2 percent from the line and 39.7 percent from deep. Defensively, MSU is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Boilermakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Boilermakers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Senior day for Michigan State, you have to lik the Spartans and the reasonable chalk. Sure, Purdue has been crushing it ATS, but MSU at home for the last time this season seems to be the play.