Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-2.5)
The Michigan Wolverines (12-1) travel to Mackey Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Purdue Boilermakers (11-5). Michigan opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 138.5.
Michigan will play this game with a win-loss record of 12-1 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Michigan is collecting 39.7 boards per contest and has earned 229 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 27th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wolverines are connecting on 37.6% on shots from downtown (103 of 274) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.5 points per game (39th in the nation) while going 51.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Wolverines are forcing 10.6 turnovers per game while drawing 16.1 fouls. The Wolverines defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 37.9% (309 of 815) and they surrender 30.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are 120th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 relinquished for the year. They give up 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 81st in the country in PPG allowed (66.3).
The Michigan Wolverines faced off with the Maryland Terrapins and walked away with a win by a score of 87-63 in their last game. Michigan walked away from the game with a 51.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 56) and knocked down 12 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wolverines converted 17 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 77.3%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they collected 34 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists for this contest in addition to having 6 steals and 5 rejections. Concerning defense, Michigan let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the floor on 29 out of 56 shooting. Maryland dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Terrapins had 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Maryland finished shooting 56.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 30 attempts. They also buried 4 out of their 19 shots from distance.
Isaiah Livers is one player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played for 29 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Livers finished the contest at 62.5% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Wolverines was Franz Wagner. He snagged 6 boards and tallied 3 dimes. He finished the contest at 55.6% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-9 (15 points). Overall, Wagner was on the court for 30 min.
Purdue has a mark of 11-5 so far this year. The Boilermakers commit 18.1 fouls per game and they shoot 69.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.9 times per contest (97th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest. Purdue has accumulated 1,142 points so far this season (71.4 per game) and they grab 37.4 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Boilermakers are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is 124th in college basketball. The Boilermakers on defense are ranked 90th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (101st in Division 1). The Purdue defense gives up 31.5% on three-point shots (132 of 419) and opponents are knocking down 66.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 14.3 dimes and 31.1 total rebounds per game, which ranks 260th and 38th in those defensive categories.
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers got the win with a final of 67-65 against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Boilermakers were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the matchup. They blocked 2 shots while recording 5 steals in the game. The Buckeyes earned 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 58.8%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Purdue converted 5 of their 20 tries (25.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers went 26 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Boilermakers allowed the Buckeyes to knock down 20 out of their 53 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 37.7% for this contest. They went 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 out of 35 and finished the game at 11 out of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Purdue permitted Ohio State to pull down 26 in total (8 offensive).
Trevion Williams ended up being a factor for the Boilermakers for this contest. He buried 7 of 13 in this game giving him a rate of 53.8%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Williams grabbed 7 rebounds in his 21 mins and accounted for 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Purdue was Sasha Stefanovic. He ended up with 15 points in his 28 minutes played by way of 5 of 9 shooting in this contest. Stefanovic ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan (-2.5)
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