Purdue vs. Michigan - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (12-3) at Purdue Boilermakers (13-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
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The Michigan Wolverines and Purdue Boilermakers square off Thursday at the Mackey Arena.
The Michigan Wolverines look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 79.9 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Duncan Robinson is averaging 11.9 points and two assists while Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Zak Irvin is dishing 3.1 assists and Aubrey Dawkins is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 42.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. Michigan is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.6 turnovers per game. The Michigan Wolverines have lost six of their last eight road games. Caris LeVert is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look for a statement win after splitting their last four games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.1 points on 34.8 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 13.9 points and eight rebounds while Isaac Haas is averaging 11.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Caleb Swanigan is the third double-digit scorer and Vince Edwards is dishing 3.1 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. Purdue is allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.5 turnovers per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Boilermakers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Wolverines are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Purdue and 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
There's no line yet with LeVert being questionable. However, regardless if he plays or not, I like Purdue to win this game. The size advantage of the Boilermakers is going to make the difference here and result in a comofrtable win for the home team.