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Michigan State vs. Purdue - 1/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Purdue at Michigan State
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Breslin Center
East Lansing, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan State -8.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5
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Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for a statement victory after splitting their last eight games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 25.5 points and 3.4 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. Evan Boudreaux is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost all three road games this season.

The Michigan State Spartans look for another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 87.1 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 17.7 points and 7.6 assists while Nick Ward is averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Joshua Langford is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Tillman is dishing 2.1 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won all eight home games this season.

The Boilermakers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Big Ten, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Michigan St and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 6-2-1 in Spartans last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Boilermakers last 5 overall.

The Purdue Boilermakers are struggling on the road this season where they've lost all three games, are shooting under 40 percent from the field and are being outscored by an average of eight points. The Michigan State Spartans are not only on fire at both ends of the court and are outscoring teams by 22.8 points in their last five games, but they're outscoring teams by 30 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field and allowing 36 percent shooting at home. The Michigan State Spartans are simply not a team you should be looking to step in front of at the moment. I'll eat the chalk with Sparty at home.

Michigan State -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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