Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers: 1/22/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 22, 2021

The Purdue Boilermakers (11-5) are underdogs (+3.5) as they attempt to extend a four-game win streak when they host the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (12-1) at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Mackey Arena. The matchup airs on FS1. The matchup has a point total of 138.

Betting Information

Michigan vs Purdue Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan -3.5 -112 -110 138 -108 -113 -174 139

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Computer picks for Michigan vs Purdue
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Michigan (-3.5) Over (138) Michigan 74 Purdue 69

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Total Facts

  • In 10 of 13 outings (76.9%) this year, the Wolverines and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 138 points.
  • In nine of 16 games (56.2%) this year, Purdue has combined with its opponents to score more than 138 points.
  • The Wolverines and the Boilermakers combine to average 13.9 more points per game than the over/under of 138 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 133 points per game, five fewer than the over/under in this game.
  • The Wolverines average point total in outings this season is 146.8, 8.8 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total for Boilermakers games this season is 0.1 more points than the point total of 138 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wolverines score 13.8 more points per game (80.5) than the Boilermakers allow (66.7).
  • Michigan has an 11-0 record overall and a 10-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 66.7 points.
  • Purdue is 0-2 overall and 0-2 against the spread in games when it gives up more than 80.5 points.
  • The Boilermakers’ 71.4 points per game are 5.1 more points than the 66.3 the Wolverines allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 66.3 points, Purdue is 7-0 against the spread and 10-2 overall.
  • Michigan has a 2-1 record overall and an ATS record of 2-1 in games when its opponents put up more than 71.4 points.
  • The Wolverines have out-scored their opponents by a total of 184 points this season (14.2 points per game on average), and the Boilermakers have put up 75 more points than their opponents on the year (4.7 per game).

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Michigan Betting Information

  • Michigan has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-3 record.
  • The Wolverines have posted a winning record of 8-3 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • The Wolverines and their opponents have gone over the total in 7 of 13 games (53.8%) this season.

Purdue Betting Information

  • Purdue has an 8-6-1 record against the spread, covering in 53.3% of their matchups.
  • The Boilermakers have fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 5-2 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Purdue’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (9 out of 15 games, 60%).

Head to Head

Michigan vs Purdue (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Purdue -3 133.5 -161 +129 Regular Season 71-63 MICH
1/9/2020 Michigan -5.5 130 -246 +198 Regular Season 84-78 MICH
12/1/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-57 MICH

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Michigan Leaders

  • The Wolverines leader in points and rebounds is Hunter Dickinson, who scores 15.7 points and grabs 7.5 rebounds per game.
  • Mike Smith leads the Wolverines in assists, averaging 5.8 per game while also scoring 8.6 points per contest.
  • Isaiah Livers provides the bulk of the Wolverines’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.3 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Franz Wagner is Michigan’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Dickinson leads them in blocks with 1.5 per contest.

Purdue Leaders

  • Trevion Williams averages 15.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Purdue’s assist leader is Eric Hunter Jr. with 3.3 per game. He also records 10.5 points per game and grabs 2.8 rebounds per game.
  • Sasha Stefanovic makes 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Boilermakers.
  • Hunter (1.0 steal per game) and Zach Edey (0.9 blocks per game) lead the Boilermakers in steals and blocks, respectively.
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