The No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers and the Michigan Wolverines are set to square off in a Big Ten matchup at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers are 19-3 overall and 11-1 at home, while Michigan is 11-8 overall and 3-5 on the road. There will be a rematch in Michigan on Thursday after the original meeting (Jan. 11) was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Wolverines’ program.
The Boilermakers are favored by nine points in the latest Purdue vs. Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 146. Before entering any Michigan vs. Purdue picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. Michigan. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Michigan vs. Purdue:
- Purdue vs. Michigan spread: Purdue -9
- Purdue vs. Michigan over-under: 146 points
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What you need to know about Purdue
Purdue comes into this game on a four-game winning streak following its wins over No. 16 Ohio State and Minnesota. The Boilermakers were led by star guard Jaden Ivey, who scored 21 points and tied his career-high with 10 rebounds. Senior guard Eric Hunter Jr. added a career-best 20 points, despite averaging just 5.0 points per game.
The Boilermakers have now scored at least 80 points in four straight games and they are the No. 1 offense in KenPom’s ratings. They are shooting 41.6 percent from 3-point range and are knocking down 57.0 percent of their attempts from inside the arc. Purdue is 16-1 in its last 17 home games.
What you need to know about Michigan
Michigan has an opportunity to put a big-time win on its resume as the NCAA Tournament approaches. The Wolverines have not lived up to expectations so far this season, but they have some momentum after winning four of their last five games. They bounced back from a loss to rival Michigan State with an 85-79 win over Nebraska on Tuesday.
The Wolverines trailed Nebraska by seven points late in the contest, but they finished on a 19-6 run to secure the win. Center Hunter Dickinson scored 20 of his 26 points and had all eight of his rebounds in the second half after sitting out for most of the first half due to foul trouble. Michigan has been outstanding against Purdue of late, covering the spread in nine consecutive head-to-head meetings.
How to make Purdue vs. Michigan picks
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