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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Boilermakers underdogs vs Spartans at Michigan State

Purdue BoilermakersMichigan State Spartans
Jan 5, 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 Purdue Boilermakers off the court at Breslin Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Spartans are 11-3 overall and 3-8 ATS ATS, while the Boilermakers are 7-6 and 5-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Michigan State boasts a 4-6 on the OU, and Purdue is 5-8.

View Purdue vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Michigan State in this one found them as 13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 35 and the Boilermakers sitting at No. 39. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-70 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 70.2 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 74 at 61 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 54 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.

Purdue was a 68-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Terone Johnson scored 25 points for Purdue on Wednesday, leading the Boilermakers to a 68-61 win over Illinois at Mackey Arena.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 76-63 loser on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan State got 15 points from Keith Appling but lost anyway, 76-63, to Minnesota on Monday at Williams Arena.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ohio State are 7-3
After playing Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
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 10 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Michigan State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Michigan State's last 22 games when playing Purdue

Next up:
Purdue home to Ohio State, Tuesday, January 8
Michigan State at Iowa, Thursday, January 10