Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State (+5)
The Purdue Boilermakers (13-8) play the Michigan State Spartans (10-8) at Mackey Arena on Tuesday. Michigan State opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 135.5.
Michigan State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 10-8 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Michigan State is grabbing 38.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 314 assists on the year, which has them ranked 31st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Spartans are connecting on 32.5% on three-point shots (130 of 400) and 73.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.7 pts per game (199th in Division 1) while going 42.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Spartans are able to force 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.5 fouls. The Spartans defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.3% (451 of 1,067) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 219th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 246 surrendered on the year. They give up 32.4% from beyond the arc and they are 215th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.6).
The Michigan State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against the Iowa Hawkeyes and took a loss by a final of 88-58 in their last contest. Michigan State walked away from the contest with a 35.5% FG percentage (22 of 62) and knocked down 6 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Spartans made 8 of 16 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 18 assists in the game as well as earning 3 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about the defense, Michigan State allowed the other team to shoot 35.5% from the field on 22 of 62 shooting. Iowa distributed 24 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Hawkeyes collected 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Iowa ended up going 57.9% from the free throw line by making 11 of 19 shots. They made 13 of their 25 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Aaron Henry is one guy who came through in this contest. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played for 22 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Henry finished shooting 45.5% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Spartans was Joshua Langford. He snagged 4 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in the game by going 4-of-8 (11 points). When the game finished, Langford played 28 min.
Purdue has a record of 13-8 for the campaign. Purdue has accumulated 1,479 points for the season (70.4 per game) and they snag 37.6 rebounds per contest. The Boilermakers have committed 17.5 fouls every game and they go 72.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Boilermakers are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which is 174th in the nation. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per game (112th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.9 times per contest. The Boilermakers defensively are ranked 78th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.7. The Purdue defense concedes 32.3% on shots from distance (174 of 539) and their opponents are converting on 67.9% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.3 assists and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 265th and 36th in D-1. They are able to force 11.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (112th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers took a loss by a score of 71-68 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Boilermakers snagged 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 for this game. They also blocked 5 attempts while recording 6 steals in the game. The Golden Gophers had 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning three-point attempts, Purdue buried 2 out of 17 tries (11.8%). When all was said and done, the Boilermakers shot 27 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 43.5%. The Boilermakers allowed the Golden Gophers to bury 27 of their 60 tries from the field which left them shooting 45.0% in the matchup. They shot 29.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 of 24 and ended up going 10 of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Purdue allowed Minnesota to get 31 in total (10 offensive).
Trevion Williams was important for the Boilermakers for this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 21 for the contest for a field goal rate of 52.4%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Williams collected 10 boards in his 24 mins played and had 2 assists in this game. Another guy that was important for Purdue was Eric Hunter. He totaled 14 points in 34 minutes played via 6 of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Hunter walked away from this one going 75.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue (-5)
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