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Point spread favors Spartans in battle with Boilermakers

Michigan State SpartansPurdue Boilermakers
Feb 19, 1:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds


The Boilermakers hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Michigan State Spartans pay a visit to Mackey Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 21-5 and 17-7 ATS on the year, while the Boilermakers are at 17-9 and 13-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 13-11, while the Spartans have a 12-10-2 mark.

View Michigan State vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Boilermakers as 3-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 109-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 1-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-74 win for the Spartans on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Purdue's No. 96-ranked scoring average of 71.5 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 12 and allowing 58.5 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 43.3% to date this season, less than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (47.4% per game).

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.6 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 69-55 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Draymond Green scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Michigan State on Thursday, leading the Spartans to a 69-55 victory over Wisconsin at Breslin Center.

Purdue was a 67-62 winner in its last match on the road against Illinois. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Purdue got 19 points from Robbie Hummel en route to a 67-62 victory over Illinois on Wednesday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Wisconsin are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Illinois are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Spartans at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Purdue's last 7 games when playing at home against Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games at home
Purdue is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Purdue's last 21 games when playing Michigan State

Next up:
Michigan State at Minnesota, Wednesday, February 22
Purdue home to Nebraska, Wednesday, February 22