Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Michigan State Spartans head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 9 point favorites.
The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 2-4. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 21-5 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 15-8 against the spread.
Miles Bridges comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Nick Ward averages 13.2 points per game in 19.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
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Caleb Swanigan averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 13 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Michigan State averages 71.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 204th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 35th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 14.8 per game. The Spartans allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 81.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 6th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 191st with 13.3 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 82nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 112th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in college basketball.
The Spartans average 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 104.4 and they assist on 67.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.7%. The Spartans give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.5 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 114.3 and 66.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.2%. The Boilermakers give up 61.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-12 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-13 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-8 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-10 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -9
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