Michigan State Spartans vs. Purdue Boilermakers January 8, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Purdue Boilermakers (7-5) visit the No. 23 Michigan State Spartans (8-3) after losing four straight road games. The Spartans are favored by 4.5 points in the contest, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The point total for the matchup is 143.5.

Betting Information

Michigan State vs Purdue Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan State -4.5 -113 -110 143.5 -108 -113 -205 165

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Computer picks for Michigan State vs Purdue
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Purdue (+4.5) Over (143.5) Purdue 73 Michigan State 72

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Total Facts

  • In 72.7% of their games this year (eight of 11 chances), the Spartans and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s over/under of 143.5 points.
  • Purdue has combined with its opponents to score at least 143.5 points in four of 12 opportunities (33.3%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 149.6 points per game, 6.1 more points than the total of 143.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Spartans and the Boilermakers have seen their opponents average a combined 3.5 fewer points per game than the over/under of 143.5 set for this outing.
  • The average total the Spartans have had set in games this season is 7.3 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Boilermakers this season is 4.7 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Spartans average 10.8 more points per game (78) than the Boilermakers allow (67.2).
  • Michigan State has a 3-0 record against the spread and an 8-1 record overall when putting up more than 67.2 points.
  • Purdue has a 1-2 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall when giving up more than 78 points.
  • The Boilermakers put up just 1.2 fewer points than the Spartans give up to opponents (72.8).
  • When it scores more than 72.8 points, Purdue is 3-0 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
  • Michigan State has an ATS record of 0-6 and a 3-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 71.6 points.
  • The Spartans have scored a total of 57 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.2 per game), and the Boilermakers have out-scored opponents by 52 points on the season (4.4 more per game).

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Michigan State Betting Information

  • Michigan State has covered in just three of 11 matchups this season.
  • The Spartans have posted a losing record of 1-6 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or bigger.
  • The Spartans have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 5 times in 11 games this season.

Purdue Betting Information

  • The Boilermakers have a losing record against the spread, going 4-6-1 ATS (covering just 36.4% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Boilermakers have a record ATS of 4-2.
  • Purdue has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 63.6% of matchups this year (7 out of 11 chances).

Head to Head

Michigan State vs Purdue (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/12/2020 Michigan State -4.5 135.5 -203 +165 Regular Season 71-42 PUR
1/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-63 PUR
1/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-59 MSU

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Michigan State Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Spartans is Aaron Henry, who scores 14.0 points and distributes 3.8 assists per game.
  • Joey Hauser is Michigan State’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 8.5 boards in each contest while scoring 12.0 points per game.
  • Gabe Brown makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Spartans, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 1.6 per game.
  • Henry is the Spartans leader in steals and blocks, racking up 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Purdue Leaders

  • Trevion Williams puts up 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Eric Hunter Jr. dishes out 3.4 assists per game, the most assists on the Boilermakers.
  • Sasha Stefanovic connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Boilermakers, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.8 per contest.
  • Hunter (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Purdue while Zach Edey (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.
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