Michigan vs. Purdue Pick
Can No. 3 Purdue cruise to another big win at home when it welcomes No. 25 Michigan to town tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is the clear favorite in this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -10 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 137 points. Today’s game is set to take place from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and will air live on ESPN.
Purdue is on a 15-game winning streak right now following an 87-64 win at Iowa this past weekend. The Boilermakers are 19-2 overall, 8-0 in the Big Ten and 14-6 against the spread. Purdue is averaging 84.8 points per game this season while allowing just 62.2 per game. The Boilermakers are being led by Carsen Edwards, who is averaging 17.2 points per game while Vincent Edwards is averaging 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.
Michigan is coming off a 62-47 win over Rutgers at home. The Wolverines are 17-5 on the season, 6-3 in the Big Ten and 12-8-1 against the spread. Michigan is putting up 73.2 points per game this season while allowing 62.4 per contest. Charles Matthews is leading Michigan with 14.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season while Moritz Wagner is adding 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Michigan has won six of the last 10 meetings in this series and the Wolverines have also covered in three straight encounters. Purdue grabbed a 70-69 win at Michigan on Jan. 9 thanks to a foul call in the closing seconds. Michigan will be eager to get revenge on Purdue, but I don’t see it happening. The Boilers have been dominant at home, scoring 88 points per game while allowing just 57 per contest. Michigan’s offense is averaging just 66.8 per game on the road. The public betting is backing Michigan, but I expect Purdue to roll tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -10