Purdue at Michigan State: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Purdue at Michigan State: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (18-9) vs Purdue Boilermakers (24-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)

Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans +2.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans face off on Saturday in a Big Ten college basketball showdown at the Breslin Center. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Purdue that won 75-65.

Purdue comes into this game with a 24-4 record and they have gone 13-13-2 against the spread. Although Purdue hasn’t been as dominant as of late in terms of blowing out teams, they are still finding success. In the last game against Rutgers, Purdue won 84-72. The Boilermakers are averaging 82.2 points while their defense is giving up 68.8 points per game. The Boilermakers offense is ranked sixth best in college basketball. Jaden Ivey has been the top player for Purdue averaging 17.3 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three point line.

On the other side of this matchup is the Michigan State Spartans who sit with an 18-9 record overall and they have gone 13-13-1 against the spread. This has been a terrible season for Michigan State and they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against Iowa, the defense gave up 86 points, and the offense could only manage 60 points. Michigan State is averaging 72.3 points while their defense is giving up 67.3 points per game. Forward Gabe Brown has been the top player for Michigan State averaging 11.4 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line.

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Michigan State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record. Michigan State is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Michigan State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following an against the spread loss. The over is 4-0 in Michigan State’s last four games played on Saturday. 

Michigan State has struggled to cover spreads coming into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. Michigan State is going to struggle to score against Purdue’s defense, and the Spartan's defense will also have no answer. Back Purdue against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Purdue -2.5

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