Michigan State vs. Purdue Prediction
Will Michigan State cover as a heavy road underdog today when the Spartans visit Purdue at 4:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Boilermakers are now 9.5-point home favorites over the Spartans after opening as a 9-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 141 and has been bet down to 140.5.
The Spartans enter play having split over their last 10 games, both on the hardwood and at the betting window. They're 13-12 against the spread this season and 3-3 ATS on the road. As for the Boilermakers, they're 8-2 over their last 10 games and are 7-2-1 against the spread over that same stretch. They've also covered in 15 of their 22 lined games this season, including 9-3 at the betting window at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Spartans are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games versus the Boilermakers and are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall against Purdue. The road team is also 6-0 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while Michigan State has covered in 20 of its last 27 conference games.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS +9.5