Michigan State, winners of their last two, will be tested by the 16th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers this weekend. The college hoops betting spread favors Purdue by nine. Tip-off is this Saturday, February 18th at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Michigan State Spartans Vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds & Pick
What: Michigan State Spartans (16-10) at No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers (21-5)
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET
Where: West Lafayette, Indiana
Stadium: Mackey Arena
Spread: Purdue -9 (-115)
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Michigan State vs Purdue
Why Bet The Michigan State Spartans To Beat The Boilermakers
The Spartans have won four of the last five games, including a 74-66 win over Ohio State during the week. They are 16-10 SU and 14-10-1 ATS this season. They average 71.8 points per game (222nd) and allow 68.5 points per game (79th).
Michigan State shoots 47.8% from the field (34th) and 38.6% from three-point land (36th). Senior Guard Eron Harris scored 17 points for the starting five, but it was senior guard Alvin Ellis III (6.5 PPG & 2.8 RPG) who exploded off the bench with 18 points to clinch the game against Ohio State.
"I’m happy for Alvin," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "Anytime a kid goes through tough times and in this day and age, when everybody transfers, quits their job … goes to three high schools, four AAU teams, he didn’t. He gutted it out. And you know what? It might end up being a heck of a deal for him and a great way to go out as a senior."
The Spartans average 36.2 rebounds (167th), 17.6 assists (10th) and 4.72 steals per game. They have a +3.31 point differential this season. Miles Bridges leads the team with 8.0 rebounds per game and Cassius Winston is tops with 0.8 steals per game.
Why Bet The Purdue Boilermakers To Beat The Spartans
Purdue is 21-5 SU and 16-8-1 ATS this season. They have won four straight including a 74-55 win over Rutgers in their last outing. They average 81.3 points per game (Tied-27th) and give up 66.2 points per game (Tied-47th).
The Boilermakers average 48.3% shooting from the field (26th) and 41.3% from three-point land (5th). In the win against Rutgers, center Isaac Haas (13.2 PPG & 5.3 RPG) had an impressive showing going 9-11 from the field for 24 points on the night.
"I just kind of got into a rhythm," said Haas. "I was really trying to focus on rebounding, doing what I need to do for the team to win and accepting my role. It just kind of came to me tonight."
Purdue averages 39.1 rebounds per game (Tied-36th), 18.8 assists (2nd) and 5.08 steals. They have a +15.2 point differential. Sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan leads the team with 13.0 rebounds per game and Freshman guard Carsen Edwards is tops with 1.1 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- MSU is 2-4 ATS on the road and 1-4 ATS as an underdog or PK.
- Purdue is 6-1 ATS at home and 9-4-1 as a favorite.
- Michigan State is 8-2 SU in their last ten meetings against Purdue.
- Michigan State is 7-3 ATS in their last ten meetings against Purdue.
MSU vs Purdue Expert ATS Pick
Purdue leads the all-time series with Michigan State, 67-53, although Purdue coach Matt Painter is only 8-13 against the Spartans.
Bet Purdue to cover.