Michigan State vs Purdue Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/12/2020
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue +2.5
The Michigan State Spartans travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 2.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.6 as they are averaging 81.3 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 68.8 points per game and surrendering 60.7, good for a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-9-1 against the over/under
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/10/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is questionable
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
01/10/20 C Matt Haarms Hip left last game, is questionable
Cassius Winston comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Xavier Tillman averages 14.3 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Trevion Williams averages 11.1 points per game while playing 20.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 46%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 12.5 per game. The Spartans allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 244th in the country with 68.8 points per game this year. They are 290th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 181st in the nation. They are 64th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 121st in assists per contest with 14.2. The Boilermakers are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Boilermakers surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 202nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Spartans are 4th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.5. In terms of pace they are 115th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 59th. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 187th in Division 1. Michigan State is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 168th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 278th. As a unit they are 304th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue +2.5
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