Michigan vs. Purdue - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (15-2) at Michigan Wolverines (14-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Crisler Center on Tuesday, the Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines will be meeting up on the college basketball court.
Purdue enters this game with a 15-2 record so far. The Boilermakers have won their last 11 straight games, and are fresh off a win over Nebraska on Saturday. In that game, Purdue’s Vincent Edwards put up 21 points.
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Carson Edwards is the top scorer this season for Purdue with 16.8 PPG and 4.1 RPG, while Isaac Haas has 14.7 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Vincent Edwards has 14.1 PPG with 8.6 RPG, and Dakota Mathias has 13.3 PPG.
Over on the Michigan side, they’re sitting at 14-3 on the season. The Wolverines have won their last seven straight games, and took out Illinois in their last appearance Saturday. In that one, Michigan’s Mortiz Wagner put up 14 points.
Charles Matthews has 15.6 PPG for Michigan this year to lead the team, and Wagner is second on 14.1 PPG and 7.2 RPG. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman has 11.0 PPG, and Duncan Robinson is also in double-figures for Michigan on 10.2 PPG.
Purdue is 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six following an ATS loss. The Boilermakers are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 36-17-3 ATS in their last 56 overall.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines are 6-0 ATS in their last six Tuesday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine versus the Big Ten. Michigan is also 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven overall.
Purdue’s last loss was November 23 against Western Kentucky, and since then they haven’t looked back. The Boilermakers have scored at least 80 points eight times during their 11-game run. They may have a little trouble beating back a tough Michigan team, however, as the Wolverines have developed into solid scorers. Still, I’m going to take Purdue for the cover here.