In today’s Big Ten college basketball matchup, the Michigan Wolverines take on the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena. Let’s take a look at the best college basketball betting picks and betting trends, then give our Michigan vs Purdue prediction for today’s game.
Michigan vs Purdue Game Info
Michigan Wolverines (11-8, 5-4 Big Ten) vs. Purdue Boilermakers No. 4 (19-3, 8-3 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Hour: 2:30 p.m. ET
Campus: Mackey Arena—West Lafayette, IN
Michigan vs Purdue College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
All Michigan vs Purdue college basketball betting odds can be found at bet online
money line: MICH: (+295) | PURE: (-365)
Point difference: MICH: +8 (-110) | PURE: -8 (-110)
Total: 145 — More than: (-110) | Low: (-110)
Michigan vs Purdue College Basketball Betting Preview
It’s hard to think of a team recently that has been as disappointing as Michigan this season after being singled out by many as a National Championship contender. Sitting just three games over .500, Michigan likely won’t even make it to the tournament. As bad as the season has been for the Wolverines, they’ve had some success lately. They have won four of their last five with the only loss coming against #13 Michigan State on the road. Defense has been Michigan’s main problem this year as they allow more than 68 points per game. With an offense averaging just under 73, they’ve struggled to win convincingly down the stretch.
Purdue has been impressive this season, but their problem was winning inside the Big Ten early in the season. After starting just 1-2 in the Big Ten, Purdue has won seven of its last eight conference games thanks in large part to Jaden Ivey. He leads an elite offense that has put up 80 or more points in four straight games. While Purdue’s defense hasn’t been great either, they have more than enough offensive firepower to make up for it.
Michigan vs Purdue College Basketball Betting Trends
- Michigan is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 8 games.
- The OVER is 5-0 in Michigan’s last 5 games.
- Michigan is 9-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games against Purdue.
- Purdue is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games.
- The OVER is 8-2 in Purdue’s last 10 games.
Michigan vs Purdue Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Both teams have the ability to score the ball at will in most games. With both teams struggling on the defensive end of the ball, this game should be the basketball version of a Big 12 football game with lots of points. That’s why the total lineup of seems too good to be true.
It’s a tall line to be fair, but both teams have shown the ability to seemingly score whenever they please. If this game is close, both teams will accumulate points late. If this is a blowout, one of the teams is likely to score 85-90 points. No matter which way this game plays out, it should bode well for the hit.
Our Michigan vs Purdue college basketball betting prediction tonight will be OVER HITS at bet online.
For what it’s worth, he ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Purdue an 89.6% chance of winning.
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Michigan vs Purdue College Basketball Picks and Betting Predictions for Today