How To Bet Purdue vs Michigan

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 12, 2016 in

There is an exciting 3-team battle going on atop the Big 10 right now, with Maryland, Indiana, and Iowa all sitting tied. While it would appear that the winner will come from those three, Purdue and Michigan, who sit 2 games back, might still feel as though they have a shot to break through. These two will hook up at the in Ann Arbor on Saturday. We will have the lines for this game, as well as all the other weekend action, up on our NCAA basketball odds page.

How to bet Purdue Boilermakers Vs Michigan Wolverines Game and TV Info

When: Saturday, February 13, 2 PM EST
Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Radio: IMGSportsNetwork
Stream Option: WatchESPN

There really is very little to separate these two teams right now, but Purdue may end up having the slight edge due to the fact that they have already taken Michigan down this season. This might be a solid opportunity to cash in a winning ticket on the road team, but you can never count out the Wolverines at home.

Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers (20-5, 8-4) will be looking forward to a game that is, on paper at least, a little easier than what they have had to face of late. Their last two games have come against ranked opponents, and they ended up splitting that pair. They already had a little bit of success against another Michigan team, knocking off the Spartans in an OT thriller earlier this week. This looks as though it will still be a tough test, but Purdue has to feel confident given that they manhandled the Wolverines 87-70 in their meeting back at the start of January. The Boilermakers are 3-3 on the road in conference play so far, and they need this one in order to stay in the Big 10 race. Purdue are averaging 78.4 PPG, and are giving up 63.7 PPG.

Why bet on the Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines (18-7, 8-4) have not had much luck against ranked opponents in the last couple of weeks, losing to both Indiana and Michigan State, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get the win in this one. Check back to the middle of January and you will see that the Wolverines had a very nice win over the then #3 ranked Maryland Terrapins, with that win coming on home court. The only losses that Michigan have taken at home this week came in those games against ranked opponents that I mentioned a moment ago. Other than that, they have been tough to break down at home, which gives them a fighting chance here. Michigan are averaging 77.0 PPG, and are giving up 66.4 PPG.


Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think this one is going to be a little different from the earlier meeting between these two in that it will be a whole lot closer. The end result will be the same, though, as I see Purdue sneaking the win on the road.

Purdue Boilermakers 72 Michigan Wolverines 71