Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Purdue Boilermakers (26-6) will play the Michigan State Spartans (22-11) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday.
The Michigan State Spartans played Wisconsin and notched a win by a score of 69-63 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Spartans ended up finishing with 19 while Wisconsin totaled 22 fouls. They also converted 7 of 24 tries from distance. Wisconsin finished the game shooting 57.1% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 21 tries. In addition, Wisconsin pulled down 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Wisconsin dished out 13 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. With regard to defending, Michigan State allowed 36.7% from the field on 22 of 60 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists for the matchup while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans knocked down 18 of 24 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Michigan State wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (25 of 52) and made 1 of their 11 3-pointers.
Marcus Bingham is someone who played a role in the game. He totaled 19 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 22 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He ended up going 63.6% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Michigan State will enter this matchup with a mark of 22-11 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.8 fouls every game. As a team, Michigan State is grabbing 37.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 521 dimes this season, which is 16th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Spartans are hitting 38.2% on shots from beyond the arc (237 of 621) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.2 points per game (149th in the country) while shooting 45.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers every game and they draw 17.2 fouls. They currently rank 258th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 425 surrendered on the year. The Spartans defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.5% (816 of 1,966) and they relinquish 32.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 154th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (68.2).
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers went home victorious with a score of 69-61 when they faced Penn State. The Boilermakers were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 32 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. Penn State committed 17 fouls in this contest which took the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to convert 12 of them for a percentage of 70.6%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Purdue buried 5 of their 14 tries (35.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Boilermakers shot 26 for 52 from the field which had them at 50.0%. The Boilermakers permitted Penn State to bury 24 of their 59 attempts from the floor which had them at 40.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 30.8% from downtown by going 8 of 26 and finished the contest at 5 out of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). Regarding rebounding, Purdue allowed Penn State to snag 27 in total (9 offensive).
Jaden Ivey ended up having an impact for the Boilermakers for the contest. He buried 6 of 13 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. He recorded 17 points in his 37 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 assists for this game.
Purdue has a record of 26-6 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers are connecting on 49.7% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Purdue has earned 2,572 pts on the year (80.4 per contest) and they pull in 38.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.9 times per contest (10th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The Boilermakers have committed 14.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.5% from the charity stripe.
The Boilermakers are ranked 163rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.5. They are able to force 9.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (156th in college basketball). The Purdue defense gives up 33.8% on shots from distance (265 of 784) and their opponents are knocking down 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 13.5 dimes and 28.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 263rd and 3rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue
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