Sunday, March 13, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Purdue Boilermakers play the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 25-7 and a road record of 5-5. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-13. The Spartans have an overall record of 27-5 and a home record of 14-2. They have an over/under record of 16-14 and they are 21-9 against the spread.
A.J. Hammons comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Vince Edwards averages 10.7 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Denzel Valentine averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Purdue averages 77.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 70th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 119th with 12.1 per game. The Boilermakers allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the country. They force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the Division 1.
Michigan State averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 104th with 11.9 per game. The Spartans allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the nation. The Spartans force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 71.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.1 and they assist on 64.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.9%. The Boilermakers give up 65.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 78.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 92 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 25.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 118.9 and 72.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.3%. The Spartans give up 58.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-11 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-13 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 21-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 16-14 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/16/16 F Kenny Goins Foot expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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