Purdue at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Crisler Center to play the Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 2.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 22.8 as they are averaging 86.1 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. Michigan has an overall record of 14-3. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-6 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Carsen Edwards averages 16.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Isaac Haas averages 14.7 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Charles Matthews averages 15.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Moritz Wagner averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 86.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 18th in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 65th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.3 per game. The Boilermakers allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 44th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 126th in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 36th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 95th in college basketball. They are 272nd in the nation in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 50th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Wolverines are 343rd in turnovers per game with 10.2. The Wolverines surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 127th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 248th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Boilermakers are 8th in the country in defensive rating with 87.8, and their offensive rating of 119.5 is ranked 10th. They are 132nd in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in D-1. Purdue is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 8th in the country.
Michigan is 335th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 68th in the nation. The Wolverines are 36th in the country in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 91.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 323rd in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 25th. As a team they are 51st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 46th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan +2.5
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