Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 1 point favorites.
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The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 23-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 16-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Wolverines have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 16-9 and they are 10-15 against the spread.
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Caleb Swanigan comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 12.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 13.4 points per game in 20.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Derrick Walton averages 14.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Zak Irvin averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Purdue averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 192nd with 13.4 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in Division 1.
Michigan averages 74.1 points per game this year which ranks them 141st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 29.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 345th and 148th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 1st with 9.5 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 283rd and 327th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Wolverines force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 80.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 113.6 and they assist on 66.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Boilermakers give up 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 75.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.7 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 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.9%. The Wolverines give up 61.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-9 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-11 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 10-15 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 16-9 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan +1
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