A heavyweight meeting between the No. 6 Michigan State Wolverines (+1,100 to win the national title) and the Purdue Boilermakers (+5,000) will invade the Lafayette-based campus this weekend. The Spartans are undefeated in the Big Ten as of this writing, but the Boilermakers are serious threat to add a blemish to their record.
Betting Preview for the Michigan State Spartans vs. Purdue Boilermakers College Basketball Game on January 27, 2019
Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
When: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Michigan State Spartans (17-2 Overall / 8-0 Conference)
The Spartans are the new king of the regular season standings in the Big Ten, as they remain undefeated in conference play– the only one in the league following the Michigan Wolverines’ loss to the Wisconsin Badgers last week. The Spartans stayed hot, taking down No. 19 Maryland Terrapins in a 69-55 win in East Lansing on Monday. The Spartans leaned on their balance scoring to defeat the Terps. Kenny Goins and Cassius Winston paced the team with 14 points apiece, while Aaron Henry and Matt McQuaid had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Winston continues to prove that he’s one of the best point guards in the nation. He has scored at least 23 points in three of the Spartans’ last five games, including a 29-point outburst in a road win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Jan. 17.
The Spartans, who are averaging 83.8 points per game, are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five road games against Purdue.
Betting on the Purdue Boilermakers (12-6 Overall / 5-2 Conference)
The Boilermakers are picking up steam again. They are on a three-game winning streak as of this writing and they will ride that momentum into Wednesday’s matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus. The last time they were on the court, the Boilermakers trounced the No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers at home in a decisive 70-55 at home on Saturday. Whereas the Spartans have Winston, the Boilermakers have a star guard of their own in Carsen Edwards. The junior court general is the Big 12’s leading scorer with 24.6 points per game to with 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest. Against the Hoosiers, he led the team with 20 points on 6-for-18 shooting from the field with four rebounds and seven assists. Purdue is an excellent outside sniping squad. The Boilermakers are seventh nationally with 10.5 3-pointers per game on 37.1 3-point shooting percent.
The Boilermakers are putting up 78.2 points per game and are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS when playing at Mackey Arena so far this season.
Michigan State wins, 75-73.
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