Big Ten Championship Free Pick
No. 2 Michigan State and No. 13 Purdue meet up for the Big Ten Championship today at 3PM ET. Which team will cover in the game?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is favored in this championship game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -4 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 142 points. These two meet in the Big Ten Championship today from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Michigan State is 28-5 overall, 15-5 in Big Ten games, 7-0 on a neutral floor and 22-10 against the spread. Purdue is 26-7 overall, 14-6 in Big Ten games, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 17-11-1 against the spread. These two met just once this season, with Purdue getting an 82-81 OT win at home on Feb. 9. The Spartans covered in the game and have covered in seven of their last eight against the Boilermakers.
Michigan State hasn’t lost since the loss to Purdue and the Spartans had their 12-game cover streak broken yesterday in a close win over Maryland. Purdue has won five straight and is 5-0-1 against the spread in its last six games. Despite the strong numbers for Michigan State against the spread, they are 0-2 ATS on no rest this season while Purdue is 2-0 ATS on no rest. Look for this game to be very close and come down to the buzzer once again.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: PURDUE +4