Michigan State at Purdue - 3/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Michigan State at Purdue - 3/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers (26-6) vs Michigan State Spartans (22-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans will play the Purdue Boilermakers in the Semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday.

The Michigan State Spartans are 22-11 (11-9) this season and have won three games in a row. Michigan State is coming off of a win against Wisconsin by a score of 69-63. Michigan State shot 48.1% from the field and was +5 in rebounding margin in the win. Marcus Bingham Jr. led the Spartans with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Michigan State is averaging 72.3 points per game and is giving up 68.4 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Gabe Brown is averaging 11.5 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game, while Malik Hall is averaging 9.6 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Spartans. Michigan State is shooting 45.7% on field goals, 74.9% on free throws, and 38.7% on three pointers.

The Purdue Boilermakers are 26-6 (14-6) this season and have won five of their last seven games. Purdue defeated Penn State by a score of 69-61 in their last game. Purdue shot 50% from the field and forced 17 turnovers in the win. Jaden Ivey led the Boilermakers with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Purdue is averaging 80.4 points per game and is giving up 68.5 points per game against, while also averaging 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game. Jaden Ivey is averaging 17.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, while Zach Edey is averaging 14.8 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers. Purdue is shooting 49.7% on field goals, 70.5% on free throws, and 39.7% on three pointers.

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Michigan State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in MSU’s last 5 games. Purdue is 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The under is 4-0 in Purdue’s last 4 games.

Michigan State defeated Purdue in their lone regular season game by a score of 68-65. Michigan State finished the regular season a little shaky, but put together a nice win against Wisconsin on Friday. Purdue didn’t look very sharp against Penn State, but was able to get the job done. Michigan State has been inconsistent this year, so it is tough to know which team will show up. I am taking Purdue here as they set their sights on the Big Ten Final.

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