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Michigan vs. Purdue Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

Purdue Boilermakers (19-1) vs. Michigan Wolverines (11-8)
January 26, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan Wolverines +5.5 / Purdue Boilermakers -5.5; Over/Under: +136.5
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines meet in college basketball action from the Crisler Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Purdue is listed as a 5-point road favorite with a ML price of -215. The total for this game is set at 136.5 points.


Purdue comes into this game with a clean injury report while Michigan has Youssef Khayat listed as questionable with an ankle injury while Jace Howard is questionable with a concussion and Jett Howard is questionable with an ankle injury.

Matchup History

Michigan’s 82-58 win over Purdue back on February 10th, 2022, made it 6 wins in the last 7 meetings between these two teams for the Wolverines.


Purdue is 4-12-2 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS loss and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a win while the under is 24-9 in their last 33 games overall. Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600.


I’m leaning towards Michigan and the points here. This will be an interesting matchup between teams with two star big men in Purdue’s Zach Edey and Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson, but Purdue’s found themselves in a lot of close games on the road, while Michigan if nothing else has played their best at home this season. All in all I think we have a tight game brewing here, one where I’ll be happy to have points in my back pocket.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Michigan +5.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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