Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
The Purdue Boilermakers (19-3) will play the Michigan Wolverines (11-8) at Mackey Arena on Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Nebraska and went home with a win by a final score of 85-79 in their last contest. Michigan walked away from the game having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (28 out of 60) and buried 2 out of their 15 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wolverines knocked down 27 of their 33 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defending, Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 50.8% from the floor on 30 of 59 shooting. Nebraska recorded 9 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, Nebraska grabbed 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Nebraska walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 15 tries. They buried 7 of their 18 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Wolverines walked away with 17 and Nebraska finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. He racked up 26 points on 10 of 15 shooting.
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Michigan enters this matchup with a record of 11-8 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Michigan is snagging 36.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 263 assists this season, which ranks 210th in the country in terms of passing. The Wolverines are shooting 34.4% on 3-pointers (120 of 349) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.9 pts per game (144th in college basketball) while hitting 47.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Wolverines have forced 10.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 fouls. They are surrendering 31.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 159th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.2). The Wolverines defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.9% (481 of 1,120) and they concede 30.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 33rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 203 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers took home the win by a final score of 88-73 against Minnesota. The Boilermakers were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 2 steals for the contest. Minnesota had 15 fouls in the game which took the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 8 shots. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Purdue made 12 of 24 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Boilermakers shot 35 out of 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.6%. The Boilermakers permitted Minnesota to convert 27 of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.6% for the contest. They finished 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Purdue permitted Minnesota to grab 19 in all (3 offensive).
Sasha Stefanovic ended up being a factor for the Boilermakers for the matchup. He scored 15 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 7 assists in the matchup. He made 6 of 9 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Purdue has a win-loss mark of 19-3 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Boilermakers are connecting on 50.7% from the field, which is 3rd in the nation. Purdue has totaled 1,862 pts for the season (84.6 per game) and they grab 40.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.3 times per contest (6th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.6 times per game. The Boilermakers commit 14.5 fouls every game and they connect on 70.1% from the free throw line.
The Purdue defense allows 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (190 of 570) and their opponents are making 69.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.8 assists and 28.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 200th and 2nd in the country. The Boilermakers are ranked 166th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.4. They are forcing 10.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (115th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan
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