This has been one of the more interesting college basketball seasons in recent memory, as the teams at the top have routinely found it incredibly difficult to stay there. The Michigan State Spartans spent some time in the #1 spot this season, but have since dropped all the way down to #10. They will be looking to move back up in the final few weeks, and they can help their cause by getting a win versus Purdue in West Lafayette on Tuesday. To keep up with all the odds from the different college hoops games going down tomorrow make sure to click here.
How to bet Michigan State Spartans Vs Purdue Boilermakers TV and Game Info
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This has all the makings of being one of the better games on the NCAA calendar on Tuesday night, which makes it all the more fun to bet on. Both teams are coming off hard fought games as Michigan State dusted off their all time and state rivals Michigan Wolverines and Purdue is coming off a loss vs Maryland. I imagine that there will be little to separate these two once the odds are released, so be sure to check back into MyBookie.ag for all the latest updates on this game.
Why bet on the Michigan State Spartans
There were a lot of people ready to write off the Michigan State Spartans (20-4, 7-4) a few weeks ago after they dropped 3 straight games. Those losses proved to be a good test of the mental toughness of the Spartans, and it has to be said that they have passed that test with flying colors. They broke out of that slump with a big win over Maryland, who were ranked #7 at the time, and then reeled off another 3 wins to take their current streak to 4. The Spartans have won 4 of their last 5 games on the road, which is another sign that this team is a good deal tougher than many people have given them credit for. They have two games against ranked opponents this week, and they know that a pair of wins will move them back up the rankings again in a big way. The Spartans are averaging 79.4 PPG, and are giving up 62.9 PPG.
Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers
Last week came to a disappointing end for Purdue (19-5, 7-4), as they ended up going down 72-61 to #4 ranked Maryland over the weekend. The Big 10 has proven to be a cutthroat conference this season, and the fact that the Boilermakers have a winning record shows that they are certainly worthy of their #18 national ranking right now. The Achilles heel for the Boilermakers this season has been playing against other ranked teams, as they have lost all 3 such games that they have been involved in. Two of those losses came on the road, though, and the Boilermakers are a much more dangerous team when playing on their home court. The Boilermakers are averaging 78.3 PPG, and are giving up 63.0 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This one looks like a bit of a coin flip to me, as there are reasons why both teams could easily come away with the win in this one. It is the struggles that Purdue have had against ranked opponents that has me heading in the direction of Michigan State here, but I do expect a close one.
Michigan State Spartans 72 Purdue Boilermakers 71