Purdue Boilermakers(5-2) Vs Michigan Wolverines(7-0)
December 1, 2018 3:30 PM ET(Crisler Center)
Spread: Michigan -6.5
Free College Basketball Expert Picks Michigan Wolverines Vs Purdue Boilermakers
This Saturday the Purdue Boilermakers head to Michigan to take on the Wolverines at the Crisler Center.
Purdue will be looking to pull off the upset after losing to Florida State 73-72 on Wednesday. Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline combined for 45 points, but it wasn’t enough after a sluggish first half cost them the game. 44-32 was the score at the break, although Purdue battled back to get a 72-64 lead with 3:43 left in the game, Florida States M.J Walker knocked down a huge three-pointer and a pair of free throws before Trent Forrest made a jumper in the final seconds to give Florida State the victory.
The Boilermakers just cant seem to pull it all together when it really matters, they have two losses on the season to two ranked teams. The Florida State Seminoles and Virginia Tech with a combine margin of seven. Against unranked teams 5-0 winning by an average of 24.6 points. If they can play a complete game Michigan could have their toughest challenge of the season. Led by Junior Carsen Edwards who is one of the top guards in the country averaging 25.1 points per game, if he can get some help from his teammates the Wolverines could be in for a long night.
Michigan is 7-0 and have yet to have a close game, they have two very impressive wins over North Carolina and Villanova, beating both teams by at least 17 points.The Wolverines are averaging 72.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 51 points on 34 percent shooting. Michigan has three players averaging over double digits, Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 16.9 points per game, Charles Matthews is averaging 15.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and Jordan Poole is averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January ninth and they look to continue that streak against Purdue this afternoon. The Wolverines have been playing at a entirely different level this season, after losing in the national championship last year Michigan has been on a revenge tour and anyone in their path has been take out with ease.
Cover The Spread 365 Trends
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Michigan’s last 10 games
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan’s last 5 games when playing Purdue
Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Purdue
Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Purdue’s last 11 games on the road
Purdue is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue’s last 5 games when playing Michigan
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Predictions Purdue Boilermakers Vs Michigan Wolverines
Today’s game will be the first match-up against a Big Ten rival this season for either squad. Starting 1-0 in the division is going to be huge competing in a very tough conference. So far Michigan is the favorite to win the Big Ten and they should be they have dominated every game this year allowing just 51 points per game. Purdue enters averaging 83.4 points per game, but they have yet to face a team like Michigan. Michigan has played outstanding to start the season, and until someone shows me they can compete with them, I’m going to pick the Wolverines every time.
Pick: Michigan -6.5 Under