NCAA Basketball Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Analysis & Pick

NCAA Basketball Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Analysis & Pick

We are reaching the crucial stage of the college basketball season, with conference matchups coming thick and fast and the end of the regular season quickly approaching. For some teams, time is running out to become part of the tournament, while others are jockeying for position in hopes of getting a seeding that will make for a somewhat easier path to the National Championship Game. As we all know, though, there really isn’t such a thing as an easy path to a title, but a higher seeding certainly helps. The Purdue Boilermakers are ranked #3 in the country at the moment and are tied for top spot in the Big ten. They will try to maintain that pace when they hit the road on Thursday night to face the Michigan Wolverines. That said, it’s time to take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this Purdue vs Michigan matchup so you can bet against their NCAAB odds.

College Basketball Betting Preview for Purdue versus Michigan

Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Wolverines Game Info

  • When: Thursday, February 10 at 9 PM EST
  • Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor
  • TV: ESPN

Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers come into this game boasting an impressive 20-3 record, and they are still holding out hope of getting the #1 seed. That might be a tough ask given that time is running out on the regular season, but they are on a good roll at the moment, winning each of their last 6 games. What is interesting about this team, though, is that all 3 of their losses have come at the hands of conference foes, so perhaps we should not look at this as a guaranteed win, even though they just beat Michigan 82-76 a few short days ago. In fact, that win means that the Boilermakers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 versus Michigan, while failing to cover the spread in any of those games. Overall, though, they are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 overall. The OVER has hit in 4 of the last 5 Purdue games away from home.

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Why bet on the Michigan Wolverines

It has not been a particularly great season for the Michigan Wolverines, as they come into this game with a 12-9 record overall, which includes going just 6-5 in conference play. As mentioned earlier, they lost to Purdue recently, although that one came on the road. Is there anything to suggest that they might do better in their own building? Well, they have gone 7-2 SU at home this season, but they are also just 3-9 ATS during that run of games. Michigan has had success versus Purdue over the years, but I’m not so sure that they have what it takes to spring the upset here. They are on a 5-2 SU run at the moment, but they have also covered just once in their last 5 games. In games against conference foes, Michigan has seen the OVER hit in 6 of the last 7.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Be sure to check back for the odds on this game on Thursday morning, and since we don’t yet know those odds, this is just some guesswork. I do like Purdue SU, although I’m not so sure about them covering. I’ll need to wait for the spread there. All signs would seem to point to the OVER.

NCAA Basketball Betting Pick: Purdue Boilermakers 79 Michigan Wolverines 72

 
 

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