Purdue vs Michigan College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21

Purdue vs Michigan College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21 Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines (12-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (11-5)

College Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Mackey Arena)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines and Purdue Boilermakers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena.

The Michigan Wolverines look for a win to build on their 12-1 record. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 80.5 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Livers is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Hunger Dickinson is averaging 15.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. Franz Wagner is the third double-digit scorer and Chaundee Brown is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for a statement win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 71.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Trevion Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds while Sasha Stefanovic  is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Eric Hunter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Newman is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

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The Wolverines are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Wolverines last 13 overall. The over is 17-8 in Boilermakers last 25 overall. The underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off some solid wins over Michigan State and Ohio State, and they've shown they can beat anybody when they're on. The issue here is the Michigan Wolverines have been one of the more consistent teams in the country all year with an elite balanced attack, and they don't get cheap lines like this often. I'll lay the bucket with the more trustworthy team here in Michigan. 

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Randy’s Pick Michigan Wolverines -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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