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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Boilermakers underdogs vs Wolverines at Purdue

Michigan WolverinesPurdue Boilermakers
March 6, 7:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

24-5TEAM RECORD14-15

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Purdue Boilermakers try to run the Michigan Wolverines off the court at Mackey Arena in college hoops action.

This season, the Boilermakers are 14-15 overall and 12-16-1 ATS ATS, while the Wolverines are 24-5 and 14-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Purdue boasts a 14-15 on the OU, and Michigan is 15-13.

View Michigan vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Purdue in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 66-rated Boilermakers and the No. 36-ranked Wolverines, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-67 result in favor of the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 14-rated squad against Michigan's No. 144-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 330 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 49 nationally with 7.6 per match.

Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 180-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan, they were a 58-57 winner as they battled Michigan State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Michigan got 21 points from Trey Burke en route to a 58-57 victory over Michigan State on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Purdue was a 69-56 winner in its last match on the road against Wisconsin. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Boilermakers grabbed a 69-56 win over the Badgers on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from D.J. Byrd at Kohl Center.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Wisconsin are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Wolverines at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Michigan's last 11 games on the road
Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan
Purdue is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Purdue is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Michigan

Next up:
Michigan home to Indiana, Sunday, March 10
Purdue home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 9