Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3 point favorites.
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The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-4 and a road record of 1-2. They are 11-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Spartans have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
Caleb Swanigan comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 13.6 points per game in 21.5 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 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Miles Bridges averages 15.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Nick Ward averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Purdue averages 82.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.6 per game. The Boilermakers allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 120th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 191st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 53rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest which ranks them 100th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 260th with 14.4 per game. The Spartans allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 83.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 115.3 and they assist on 67.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. 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 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Boilermakers give up 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 77.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.9 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104 and 68.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.1%. The Spartans give up 63.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-6 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-6 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-10 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-9 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State +3
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