Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/29/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Mackey Arena is the site where the Purdue Boilermakers (20-1) will go up against the Michigan State Spartans (14-7) on Sunday.
The Michigan State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against Iowa and walked away with a win by a score of 63-61 in their last contest. Michigan State finished with a 38.7% FG percentage (24 of 62) and made 8 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Spartans converted 7 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected 32 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 15 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. In regard to defense, Michigan State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.6% from the field on 26 out of 57 shooting. Iowa earned 9 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, Iowa grabbed 36 boards (9 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Iowa ended up shooting 46.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 13 attempts. They also converted 3 of their 17 tries from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Spartans ended up with 15 while Iowa accumulated 13 personal fouls.
Jaden Akins is someone who played a role in the game. He ended up with 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and also snagged 6 boards. He finished the game at 45.5% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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Michigan State comes into this one with a win-loss record of 14-7 this year. They have an average of 69.3 points per outing (234th in Division 1) while shooting 44.4% from the floor. The Spartans are connecting on 37.6% on shots from downtown (148 of 394) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Michigan State is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 315 dimes on the year, which ranks 74th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 10.9 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 9.8 turnovers every game while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 174th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 262 conceded on the year. The Spartans are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.7% (499 of 1,225) and they relinquish 33.0 boards per game as a team. They concede 30.1% from beyond the arc while they are 75th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (65.6).
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 when they faced Michigan. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Purdue allowed Michigan to collect 23 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 36.0% from distance by going 9 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). The Boilermakers allowed Michigan to bury 26 of their 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.1% in the game. When the game finished, the Boilermakers finished shooting 27 out of 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, Purdue made 5 out of 12 tries (41.7%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. Michigan had 17 fouls for the contest which got the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Boilermakers snagged 26 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 32 for this game.
Zach Edey was important for the Boilermakers for this contest. He buried 9 out of 16 for the game for a rate of 56.3%, and earned 9 rebounds. He scored 19 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and accounted for 1 assist in the matchup.
Purdue has a mark of 20-1 this season. The Boilermakers have committed 13.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.0 times per contest (65th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game. Purdue has accumulated 1,546 points for the season (73.6 per game) and they collect 39.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Boilermakers are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks 120th in the country.
The Boilermakers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 60.3. They are able to force 10.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (31st in the country). The Purdue defense surrenders 29.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (132 of 448) and their opponents are making 72.6% of their foul shots. They concede 11.5 assists and 28.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 100th and 1st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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