Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (20-5) at Michigan Wolverines (18-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers will travel to play the Michigan Wolverines in a Big Ten game on Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines are 18-7 (8-4) and are coming off of a win against Minnesota by a score of 82-74. Michigan has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 4th in the Big Ten standings. Michigan’s lone good conference win came at home against Maryland. Michigan is averaging 77 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Michigan is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Michigan. Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.2 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Wolverines. Michigan is shooting 73.5% on free throws, 40.9% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 20-5 (8-4) and are coming off of a win against Michigan State by a score of 82-81. Purdue has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 4th in the Big Ten standings. Purdue defeated Michigan by a score of 87-70 in the first meeting between these teams. Purdue is averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 63.7 points per game. Purdue is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 14.7 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for Purdue. Vince Edwards is averaging 10.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers. Purdue is shooting 74.7% on free throws, 35.4% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Purdue is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 5-2 in Purdue’s last 7 games. Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Michigan is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 13-3 in Michigan’s last 16 conference games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Purdue is the better team in this matchup, but Michigan is at home and could really use this win for their resume. Michigan is a tricky team to figure out because they live and die by the three ball. I have a feeling Michigan might be able to pull this one off.