Purdue heads to Michigan on Thursday in desperate need of a quality win. The Boilermakers are at 9-6 this season. They must get on a roll to ensure a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The favored Wolverines won’t make it easy on the Boilermakers. Will Purdue shock Michigan in Ann Arbor on Jan. 9? Or, will the Wolverines protect their home court with a win and cover? Check out the college basketball odds, analysis and a free pick for Purdue vs Michigan!
Purdue vs Michigan 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
- TV: FS1
- ATS Odds: Michigan -5
Why Purdue Boilermakers are a good bet +5?
Purdue’s offense has yet to get it going. The Boilermakers average 68.2 points per. But the defense is one of the best in college basketball. Opponents score 59.1 points each game versus the Purdue Boilermakers. That ranks twelfth in college hoops. Opponents struggle shooting from both the field, 39%, and from behind the three-point line, 28.2%. Purdue’s defense can keep them in this game.
- Points/G: 68.2
- Field Goal %: 41.5
- 3-Point %: 33.2
- Free Throw %: 65.1
- Rebounds/G: 34.9
- Points/G: 59.1
- Field Goal %: 39.1
- 3-Point %: 28.2
- Free Throw %: 68.1
- Rebounds/G: 29.9
Why Michigan Wolverines are a good bet -5?
Michigan has played like one of the top teams in the Big Ten. The Wolverines dominated 3 out of conference squads earlier this season: Iowa State 83-76, North Carolina 73-64, and Gonzaga 82-64. The trends say that Michigan stands up to Purdue in this. The Boilermakers already have 6 losses. It’s difficult to see them taking it to Michigan on the road while the Wolverines are solid on both sides of the court.
- Points/G: 78.3
- Field Goal %: 48.3
- 3-Point %: 37.5
- Free Throw %: 72.8
- Rebounds/G: 33.6
- Points/G: 67.4
- Field Goal %: 41.9
- 3-Point %: 29.0
- Free Throw %: 65.0
- Rebounds/G: 31.1
College Basketball Betting Trends for Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines
- Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games
- Purdue is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog
- Home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings
- Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
- Michigan is 18-6 ATS in their last 24 home games
- Wolverines are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss
- Under is 4-0 in Boilermakers last 4 road games
- Under is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 home games versus a team with a losing road record
Purdue vs Michigan Final Betting Analysis
Michigan looked great early in the season. But the Wolverines have fallen off. They head into this battle with Purdue after Michigan State spanked them 87-69. Can Michigan bounce back?
Although that loss points to some issues the Wolverines must deal with, they face a downtrodden bunch on Thursday night. The Purdue Boilermakers haven’t played great basketball in the past few weeks. They beat Minnesota in overtime but Butler beat them 70-61 on Dec. 21.
In their last, the Boilermakers had no answer for the Illinois Illini. The Illini dominated 63-37. Purdue is 1-3 ATS in their last 4. Michigan bounces back with a huge win and cover.
College Basketball Free Pick: Michigan -5