Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (+4)
Breslin Center is the site where and the Michigan State Spartans (8-3) will play the Purdue Boilermakers (7-5) on Friday. Purdue opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 144.
Purdue enters this game with a record of 7-5 on the campaign. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest (202nd in Division 1) while hitting 46.1% from the floor. The Boilermakers are connecting on 37.9% on shots from downtown (103 of 272) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Purdue is collecting 36.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 198 assists on the season, which is 14th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.6 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Boilermakers are able to force 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. The Boilermakers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (281 of 658) and they relinquish 29.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 334th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 181 surrendered on the campaign. They relinquish 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 114th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (67.3).
The Purdue Boilermakers faced the Illinois Fighting Illini and took a loss by a final of 66-58 in their last game. Purdue ended the game having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 56) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Boilermakers buried 7 of 12 tries for a rate of 58.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 32 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 11 dimes in the matchup in addition to earning 3 steals and 4 rejections. With regard to defending, Purdue let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. Illinois earned 17 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Fighting Illini snagged 36 boards (5 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Illinois finished the game shooting 40.9% from the charity stripe by burying 9 of 22 attempts. They also buried 7 of 20 tries from three-point range.
Brandon Newman is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He left the arena with 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and collected 5 boards. Newman walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Boilermakers was Trevion Williams. He grabbed 8 rebounds and had 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field in this matchup by hitting 7-of-14 (14 points). Overall, Williams was on the court for 27 minutes.
Michigan State has a win-loss record of 8-3 on the year. As an offense, the Spartans are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 150th in college hoops. Michigan State has scored 858 points this year (78.0 per game) and they pull down 39.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 19.8 times per game (7th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. The Spartans are committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 76.7% from the charity stripe. The Spartans on defense are ranked 244th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 72.8. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (161st in college basketball). The Michigan State defense allows 35.1% from downtown (81 of 231) and their opposition knocks down 74.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.0 dimes and 32.9 boards per game, which is 245th and 81st in those categories.
For their last game, the Michigan State Spartans got the victory with a final of 68-45 when they played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Spartans snagged 35 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the game. They also stuffed 8 tries while earning 5 steals for the game. The Scarlet Knights had 16 fouls in this game which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Michigan State made 6 of 14 attempts (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Spartans went 23 for 49 from the floor which had them at 46.9%. The Spartans permitted the Scarlet Knights to convert 18 of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.5% for the matchup. They finished 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 out of 12 and ended up shooting 6 of 17 from the free throw line (35.3%). Concerning rebounding, Michigan State permitted Rutgers to snag 21 in total (6 offensive).
Aaron Henry pitched in for the Spartans for the game. He made 8 of 13 for this contest for a field goal rate of 61.5%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Henry pulled down 8 rebounds in his 35 mins played and accounted for 2 assists for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Michigan State was Joshua Langford. He scored 11 points in his 25 minutes on the court via 4 out of 9 shooting for the contest. Langford finished going 44.4% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (+4)
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