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Michigan State favored by 8 against Purdue on Saturday

Purdue BoilermakersMichigan State Spartans
Jan 21, 12:00 PM | Breslin Center

Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD15-4

The Spartans will be trying to slam the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Breslin Center in college betting action.

The Spartans are 15-4 so far on the season, and 11-6 ATS vs. the number. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 14-5 and 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan State go 9-6-2 and the Boilermakers go 9-8 on the totals.

View Purdue vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Purdue before tip-off in this one will find them as 8-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Boilermakers, who rate No. 50 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-78 victory for the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan State's No. 10-rated squad against Purdue's No. 177-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan State rates No. 222 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 45 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 191-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 50 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 75-68 winner as they battled Iowa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. Purdue got 17 points from Robbie Hummel en route to a 75-68 victory over Iowa on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

Michigan State was a 60-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Derrick Nix scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 60-59 to Michigan at Crisler Arena on Tuesday).

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Michigan are 5-5
After playing Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Michigan State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Purdue

Next up:
Purdue home to Michigan, Tuesday, January 24
Michigan State home to Minnesota, Wednesday, January 25

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