Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan State Spartans 2/16/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 16, 2021

The Michigan State Spartans (10-8) are underdogs (by 5.5 points) to stop a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Purdue Boilermakers (13-8) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The point total is 135.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Purdue vs Michigan State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Purdue -5.5 -108 -113 135.5 -108 -113 -240 190

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Computer picks for Purdue vs Michigan State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Purdue (-5.5) Over (135.5) Purdue 74 Michigan State 66

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Total Facts

  • In 57.1% of their opportunities this season (12 of 21 chances), the Boilermakers and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • Michigan State and its opponents have combined to score more than 135.5 points in 72.2% of their matchups this season (13 of 18 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 5.6 more points per game (141.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • The Boilermakers and the Spartans have seen their opponents average a combined 2.8 more points per game than the over/under of 135.5 set in this matchup.
  • The Boilermakers average point total in matchups this year is 137.1, 1.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Spartans this season is 6.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 70.4 points per game the Boilermakers record are only 1.2 fewer points than the Spartans give up (71.6).
  • Purdue has a 6-0 record against the spread and a 9-1 record overall when putting up more than 71.6 points.
  • In games Michigan State gives up more than 70.4 points, it is 1-8 against the spread and 3-6 overall.
  • The Spartans put up an average of 70.7 points per game, just four more points than the 66.7 the Boilermakers give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 66.7 points, Michigan State is 4-0 against the spread and 8-2 overall.
  • Purdue’s record is 2-2-1 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it allows more than 70.7 points.
  • The Boilermakers have put up a total of 78 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 3.7 per game), while the Spartans have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 15 total points, -0.9 per game).

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Purdue Betting Information

  • Purdue has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-8-2 record.
  • The Boilermakers have covered half the time, going 3-3 against the spread when favored by at least 5.5 points.
  • More often than not, Purdue and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 11 of 20 chances this season.

Michigan State Betting Information

  • The Spartans have a losing record against the spread, going 4-14 ATS (covering just 22.2% of the time).
  • The Spartans have not fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 1-8 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Michigan State’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (7 out of 18 games, 38.9%).

Head to Head

Purdue vs Michigan State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/8/2021 Michigan State -6 140 -265 +213 Regular Season 55-54 PUR
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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Purdue Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Boilermakers is Trevion Williams, who puts up 15.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
  • Eric Hunter Jr. leads Purdue in assists, averaging 3.2 per game while also scoring 9.7 points per contest.
  • Sasha Stefanovic makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Boilermakers, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 2.3 per contest.
  • The Purdue steals leader is Hunter, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Zach Edey, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Michigan State Leaders

  • The Spartans’ Aaron Henry averages enough points (14.3 per game) and assists (3.5 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Joey Hauser is at the top of the Michigan State rebounding leaderboard with 6.8 rebounds per game. He also racks up 10.4 points and tacks on 1.7 assists per game.
  • Joshua Langford provides the most three-point shooting production for the Spartans. He makes 1.6 threes per game.
  • The Spartans’ leader in steals is Henry with 1.3 per game, and Marcus Bingham Jr. is their leader in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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