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Michigan Wolverines Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Michigan Wolverines at Mackey Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Purdue Boilermakers betting line opened as -7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 13-2 and 8-3 ATS Purdue Boilermakers will face the 12-3 Michigan Wolverines, who own a 9-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Purdue Boilermakers are 3-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Michigan Wolverines are 8-4-2.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-ranked Purdue Boilermakers and the No. 11-rated Michigan Wolverines in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Michigan Wolverines rank No. 233 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 58-ranked team at 8.33 per game, while the Michigan Wolverines rate No. 3 with 10.87 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wolverines and Nittany Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Penn State was handed a 79-56 defeat on Saturday at Crisler Center.

The Boilermakers got 12 points from Kendall Stephens, but it was Iowa that prevailed in a 70-63 final on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Purdue is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
  • Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Maryland, Tuesday, January 12th
Purdue at Illinois, Sunday, January 10th