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Michigan State Spartans host Purdue Boilermakers in college basketball action

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

Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Michigan State Spartans try to run the Boilermakers off the court at Breslin Center in college hoops action.

The Spartans bring a 15-4 record (11-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-5 Boilermakers, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan State go 9-6-2 so far and the Boilermakers go 9-8.

View Purdue vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spartans are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 50-rated Purdue taking on the No. 1-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-78 win for the Spartans on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 43-rated offensive output, at 75.7 PPG. The visiting Boilermakers defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 61.9 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 50 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