Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Preview
Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wolverines in Michigan at Crisler Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Wolverines bring a 17-1 record (11-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-8 Boilermakers, who are 8-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan go 10-7 so far and the Boilermakers go 9-9.
The Wolverines were listed as 16.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Wolverines and the No. 46-ranked Boilermakers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-72 result in favor of the Wolverines.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 79.3 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 63 at 61.2 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 51% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.
Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 31 nationally in scoring at home.
Purdue was a 79-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against West Virginia. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Boilermakers blew out West Virginia on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-52 win at Mackey Arena.
Michigan was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan got 21 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. en route to an 83-75 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Williams Arena.
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa are 9-1
After playing West Virginia are 2-0
After a win are 5-5
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Boilermakers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Purdue
Purdue home to Iowa, Sunday, January 27
Michigan at Illinois, Sunday, January 27