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Boilermakers open as college hoops underdog vs Wolverines

Michigan WolverinesPurdue Boilermakers
19-7February 26, 2014, 07:00 | Mackey Arena15-12

Michigan pays a visit to Purdue on Wednesday, hoping to send the Boilermakers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mackey Arena.

This season, the Boilermakers are 15-12 overall and 8-15-1 ATS, while the Wolverines are 19-7 and 13-10-1 ATS. As for the totals, Purdue boasts a 11-13 on the OU, and Michigan is 14-10.

View Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Michigan before tip-off in this one found them as -5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 253 (Boilermakers) and the No. 73 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Michigan was a 79-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Michigan got 25 points from Nik Stauskas en route to a 79-70 victory over Michigan State on Sunday at Crisler Center.

Purdue was a 76-57 loser in its last match on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Boilermakers endured a 76-57 loss at the hands of the Cornhuskers on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Bryson Scott at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolverines is ranked No. 217 in NCAA hoops at 32.54 per game. Contrast that with Purdue’s No. 15 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Purdue is the No. 162-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Michigan rates No. 15 at 8.35 per game.

A few Wolverines at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Michigan is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Michigan is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Michigan's last 12 games
Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games
Purdue is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Michigan home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 1st
Purdue at Iowa, Sunday, March 2nd