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Michigan State vs Purdue Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/16/23

Purdue Boilermakers (16-1) vs. Michigan State Spartans (12-5)
January 16, 2023 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan State Spartans +3.5 / Purdue Boilermakers -3.5 ; Over/Under: 133
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan State Spartans meet Monday in college basketball action from Breslin Center. Purdue is currently 16-1 overall this year. The Boilermakers beat Nebraska in their last game. As for Michigan State, they’re 12-5 on the season after a loss to Illinois on Friday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Purdue hit a 13-0 run to kick off the season. The Boilermakers’ first loss came January 2 to Rutgers 65-64. Since then Purdue has won three straight, taking out Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska in that time. 

In the Nebraska game on Friday, the Boilermakers took a 35-24 lead into halftime. Purdue posted a 38-31 run the rest of the way and won it 73-55. Leading scorer Fletcher Loyer put up 27 points and Zach Edey doubled on 12 points and 13 rebounds. 

Over on the Michigan State side, they started out at 8-4 after losses to Gonzaga, Alabama, Notre Dame and Northwestern. The Spartans would win the next four games before a Friday loss to Illinois. 

In the Illinois game on Friday, the Spartans were up 37-33 at the break. Michigan State was outscored 42-29 from there and lost 75-66. AJ Hoggard put up 20 points, and Joey Hauser doubled up on 11 points and 11 rebounds. 

PICK: I’m going to stick with Purdue here. The Boilermakers have rebounded well in the last three games since the Rutgers loss, hitting 71 or more points in each outing against Big Ten rivals. Purdue has scored 69 or more points in six of their last seven games and should hang a decent total here as well. As for the Spartans, they had a bad second half against a tricky Illini team in their last game but should be able to bounce back. I don’t think Michigan State will maintain a cover pace against Purdue, though. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -3.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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