Purdue Boilermakers (5-2) at Michigan Wolverines (7-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 1, 2018, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -7.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5
The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.
The Purdue Boilermakers look for a big road win after splitting their last four games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 83.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 25.1 points and 4.1 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 15.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Evan Boudreaux is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last six road games.
The Michigan Wolverines look for another victory to build on their impressive 7-0 start to the season. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 72.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 51 points on 34 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 16.9 points and 1.1 assists while Charles Matthews is averaging 15.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Livers is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January 9.
The Boilermakers are 1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Ten, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Big Ten, 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 35-17-3 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Michigan and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Boilermakers last 11 road games.
Getting free points with a really good Purdue Boilermakers is tough to turn down, as they're a Big Ten contender and is used to playing in tough venues. The problem is the Michigan Wolverines are playing like a team that's pissed off they lost the national title and is smoking every team they play, which includes Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. The Michigan Wolverines aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of right now, and I'll probably ride the heat wave until it cools off.