Purdue vs. Michigan Pick
Is No. 5 Purdue in danger of being upset when it goes on the road to face Michigan tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is the slight favorite on the road. The Boilermakers are getting odds of -2 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 137.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will air live on ESPN.
Purdue has won 11 straight coming into tonight’s game, but their last eight have been at home or on a neutral floor. The Boilermakers are 15-2 overall, 4-0 in the Big Ten and 11-5 against the spread. Purdue has managed to cover in four of its last five. Purdue is putting up 86.1 points per game this year while allowing 63.3 per contest. Carsen Edwards is leading Purdue with 16.8 points per game while Vincent Edwards is averaging 14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Michigan has won seven straight coming into tonight’s game. The Wolverines are now 14-3 overall, 3-1 in the Big Ten and 9-6-1 against the spread. Michigan is 5-1-1 ATS during this current win streak. The Wolverines are averaging 75.3 points per game this season while allowing just 61.4 per contest. Charles Matthews is leading Michigan this season with 15.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Moritz Wagner is adding 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Michigan has won two straight meetings with Purdue and covered in three of the last four meetings. Purdue is rolling right now, but the Boilermakers hit the road for the first time in a while. We saw another hot team, Michigan State, look like word beaters for weeks before going on the road and getting hammered by Ohio State. I think something similar could happen tonight. Michigan has had a good focus on defense this year, especially at home. The public betting is behind Purdue, but I am going to take my chances on Michigan with the points.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN +2