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Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Preview

Purdue BoilermakersMichigan Wolverines
13-7January 30, 2014, 09:00 | Crisler Center15-4

Michigan looks to cover the Wolverines-Boilermakers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 15-4 mark when they host Purdue in college basketball wagering action.

The Wolverines are 15-4 so far on the season, and 10-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Boilermakers, meanwhile, are 13-7 and 6-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 10-7 and the Boilermakers go 6-11 on the totals.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Wolverines sit at No. 38 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boilermakers sit at No. 132 on the same chart.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 72-58 loser as they battled Wisconsin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers endured a 72-58 loss at the hands of the Badgers on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from Terone Johnson at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Michigan, they were an 80-75 winner as they battled Michigan State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Wolverines grabbed an 80-75 win over the Spartans on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Derrick Walton Jr. at Breslin Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan's No. 208-rated squad against Purdue's No. 15-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan rates No. 13 in the country with 8.58 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 147 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Next up:
Purdue at Penn State, Sunday, February 2nd
Michigan at Indiana, Sunday, February 2nd