Michigan at Purdue - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Michigan at Purdue - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Purdue Boilermakers (19-3) vs Michigan Wolverines (11-8)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm (Mackey Arena)

Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -9 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines will travel to play the Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten game on Saturday.

The Michigan Wolverines are 11-8 (5-4) this season and have won four of their last five games. Michigan is coming off of a win against Nebraska by a score of 85-79 in their last game. Michigan shot 46.7% from the field and was +15 in rebounding margin in the win. Hunter Dickinson led the Wolverines with 26 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Michigan is averaging 72.9 points per game and is giving up 68.2 points per game against, while also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 17.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Eli Brooks is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Wolverines. Michigan is shooting 47.3% on field goals, 70.2% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers.

The Purdue Boilermakers are 19-3 (8-3) this season and have won four games in a row. Purdue defeated Minnesota by a score of 88-73 in their last game. Purdue shot 55.6% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the game. Jaden Ivey led the Boilermakers with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Purdue is averaging 84.6 points per game and is giving up 68.4 points per game against, while also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game. Jaden Ivey is averaging 17 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game, while Zach Edey is averaging 15 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers. Purdue is shooting 50.7% on field goals, 70.1% on free throws, and 41.6% on three pointers.

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Michigan is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 5-0 in Michigan’s last 5 games. Purdue is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 8-2 in Purdue’s last 10 games. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Michigan has not lived up to the hype that they had to start the season, but have won four of their last five games. Purdue is tied for third in the Big Ten standings and has one of the best offenses in the country. Purdue shoots the three ball extremely well, while Michigan really struggles from outside. Until Michigan can figure out their three point shooting, I cannot back them. I will take Purdue.

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