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Purdue vs Michigan Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Boilermakers vs Wolverines Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Wolverines
- Where: Ann Arbor at Crisler Center
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Purdue -5.5, PUR -244 | MICH +193 O/U 136.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Michigan, the Purdue Boilermakers will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 19-1. On the road, the Boilermakers will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 8-0. This season, Purdue has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 16-1. For today’s contest, Purdue has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Zach Edey comes into today’s game as the Boilermakers’ leading scorer at 21.47 points per contest. Not only has Edey been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Purdue’s top rebounder at 13.16 boards per contest. Behind Edey, the team has benefited from the strong play of Fletcher Loyer, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.0% of his shots and is adding 1.65 boards per game.
Through 20 games, Purdue has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Boilermakers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 39.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.74 made 3’s per contest.
The Michigan Wolverines head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 11-8. Currently, the Wolverines have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 8-2. So far, the Wolverines have been the underdog 6 times, going 0-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Hunter Dickinson comes into today’s game as the Wolverines’ leading scorer at 18.11 points per contest. Not only has Dickinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Michigan’s top rebounder at 8.95 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Jett Howard, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Wolverines’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Jett Howard points per game.
On offense, Michigan is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 32.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers -5.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and Purdue Boilermakers is to get money down on the Purdue to win an cover as -5.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.74 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Purdue Boilermakers at -5.5.