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Michigan State Spartans Purdue Boilermakers
21-5 February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Mackey Arena 15-10

 

A key college battle sees the visiting Michigan State Spartans travelling to Purdue Thursday to take on the Boilermakers.

This season, the Boilermakers are 15-10 overall and 8-13-1 ATS, while the Spartans are 21-5 and 14-10-1 ATS. As for the totals, Purdue boasts a 10-12 on the OU, and Michigan State is 12-13.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including BetDSI) had the Boilermakers installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 149-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 48-rated Spartans in this matchup.

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Michigan State was a 60-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan State got 18 points from Gary Harris but lost anyway, 60-51, to Nebraska on Sunday at Breslin Center.

In their last action, Purdue was an 82-64 winner at home against Indiana. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Purdue earned an 82-64 victory over Indiana on Saturday, getting 19 points from Sterling Carter at Mackey Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 27 in NCAA hoops at 38.35 per game. Contrast that with Purdue’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Purdue is the No. 159-ranked team in the country at 5.76 per game, while Michigan State rates No. 32 at 7.88 per game.

A few Spartans at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Michigan State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Purdue is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Purdue is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
Purdue is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State at Michigan, Sunday, February 23rd
Purdue at Nebraska, Sunday, February 23rd