Michigan State vs. Purdue - 3/13/16 Big Ten Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan State Spartans
College Basketball: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans meet Sunday in the Big Ten Championship.
The Purdue Boilermakers look for another win after beating Michigan on Saturday. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds while Vince Edwards is averaging 10.7 points and 3.1 assists. Caleb Swanigan is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Rapheal Davis is dishing 2.1 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boilermakers are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-1 this season on neutral courts.
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The Michigan State Spartans look for another win after beating Maryland on Saturday. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 80.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 19.6 points and 7.5 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 14.9 points and 2.2 assists. Matt Costello is the third double-digit scorer and Eron Harris is dishing 2.2 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans are 7-0 on neutral courts this season.
It's March, which means Michigan State turns into a monster on both sides of the ball and is very tough to beat. Purdue has a size advantage but doesn't have the offensive playmakers to match the Spartans. MSU will win this game and cover the small number.
The Spartans win the Big Ten and are rewarded a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance.