Can Michigan top Purdue today?
No. 13 Purdue looks to avenge their loss to Michigan earlier in the season when they meet today in the Big Ten Tournament at 1PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Purdue is favored in this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -7 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the game has yet to be set. These two meet in a Big Ten semifinal from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Purdue is 25-7 on the season, 13-6 in the Big Ten, 3-1 on a neutral floor and 16-11-1 against the spread. Michigan is 22-11 overall, 12-8 in Big Ten games, 5-1 on a neutral floor and 16-15 against the spread. The home team won the two meetings this season as Purdue beat Michigan 87-70 on Jan. 7 while Michigan beat Purdue 61-56 on Feb. 13.
Michigan did get a win over Purdue, but the Wolverines went on a late rally to upset the Boilermakers. Purdue probably hasn’t forgotten about that. Purdue took out some frustration on Illinois yesterday in an 89-58 win. The Boilermakers are now 4-0-1 against the spread in its last five games. Michigan is coming off an emotional win over Indiana yesterday and the game was quite taxing on the already thin Wolverines. Don’t expect them to have the legs to hang with Purdue today.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: PURDUE -7