Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 20-4 and a road record of 5-2. They are 14-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-13. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 19-5 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 8-11 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Bryn Forbes averages 14.3 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
A.J. Hammons averages 14.5 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Vince Edwards averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Michigan State averages 79.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 117th with 12.2 per game. The Spartans allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 9.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in the Division 1.
Purdue averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 51st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 62nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 159th in the nation. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 123rd with 12.2 per game. The Boilermakers allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in college basketball.
The Spartans average 81.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 12.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 27 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 117.1 and they assist on 71.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.2%. The Spartans give up 68.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.4 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 113.1 and 65% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.9%. The Boilermakers give up 61.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-13 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-8 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-11 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/17/16 G Lourawls Nairn Jr Foot out indefinitely
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
02/08/16 G Kendall Stephens Personal missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Michigan State
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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