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Purdue vs. Michigan State - 1/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan State at Purdue
Date & Time Sunday January 27, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mackey Arena
West Lafayette, IN
The Line
Michigan State Spartans -2 -- Over/Under: 147
TV Channel
CBS
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The Michigan State Spartans and the Purdue Boilermakers meet in Big Ten conference college basketball action from the Mackey Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Michigan State Spartans will look to build on their current winning streak which sits at 13 games after an 82-67 win over Iowa last time out. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 23 points on 6 of 14 shooting with 3 threes and a perfect 8 for 8 mark from the foul line with a team-high 7 assists while Nick Ward added 21 points on 7 of 10 shooting with a 7 of 7 mark from the foul line along with 10 rebounds for a double-double as the only other Michigan State player to score in double figures in the winning effort. Kenny Goins added 7 points with 8 rebounds while Matt McQuaid added 9 points with 3 threes and 3 assists. Winston leads Michigan State with an average of 18.2 points and 7.2 assists per game while Goins leads the Spartans in rebounding with 9.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Michigan State is averaging 83.8 points per game on 50% shooting from the field, the 6th-best field goal percentage in the country, in addition to a 38.5% mark from 3-point range and 73.8% from the foul line this season.

The Purdue Boilermakers will also be looking to add to their own winning streak which sits at 4 games after a 79-67 win over Ohio State gave Purdue their 7th win in their last 8 tries. Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 27 points on 6 of 16 shooting with 4 threes, an 11 of 13 mark from the foul line and team-highs of 4 assists and 5 steals. Ryan Cline added 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 threes and Trevion Williams added 10 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Purdue in the win. Grady Eifert added 9 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists of his own while Matt Haarms had 9 points with a team-high 7 rebounds and a pair of blocks as well in the victory. Edwards leads Purdue with an average of 24.7 points and 3.5 assists per game while Eifert leads the Boilermakers in rebounding with 5.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Purdue is averaging 78.2 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field, 37.7% from behind the 3-point line and 72.1% from the foul line this season.

Michigan State is 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 conference games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Purdue is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 11-5-1 in their last 17 games following a win. Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams at Purdue.

Both of these teams come into this game red hot, and Purdue getting points at home in their current form is tempting. However, Michigan State has been a covering machine for the majority of this season and haven’t been afraid to go on the road and get the job done, so with that being said, I’m just going to keep riding the hot hand in Michigan State until it stops paying off so I’ll side with the Spartans here.

Pick:
Michigan State -2

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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