Purdue vs. Michigan - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (22-11) at Purdue Boilermakers (25-7)
College Basketball:Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -7 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines face off on Saturday in Big 12 college basketball tournament semi-final action.
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-7 this season and the yare one game away from the Big Ten Tournament Final after whooping Illinois on Friday. Purdue is averaging 78.3 points per game and they are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. A.J. Hammons leads the Boilermakers averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Vince Edwards is averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, Caleb Swanigan is averaging 10.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Isaac Haas is averaging 9.8 points. Purdue is 13-6 in Big Ten play and 3-1 in neutral site games.
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The Michigan Wolverines are 22-11 this season and they land in this game after beating Northwestern in OT and then beating Indiana on Saturday on a buzzer beater. Michigan is averaging 74.9 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Derrick Walton Jr. leads the Wolverines averaging 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Zak Irvin is averaging 11.6 points, Duncan Robinson is averaging 11.4 points, and Mark Donnal is averaging 7.8 points. Michigan is 12-8 in the Big Ten and 5-1 in neutral site games.
Purdue is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 4-0 against the spread following a win. Michigan is 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 2-5 against the spread following a win. The underdog is 6-2-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 144 but I see this one going over that number and the over is my free pick. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as at SportsChatExperts.com.