Michigan State vs Purdue Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Purdue (28-3) vs Michigan State (19-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Purdue -6.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Michigan State vs Purdue betting prediction for this college basketball game on Friday, March 15th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Michigan State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Purdue recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Michigan State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Purdue
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Michigan State and Purdue
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Michigan State and Purdue

Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans are 19-13 (10-10) this year after they defeated Minnesota by a score of 77-67 in their last game. Michigan State trailed 34-32 at halftime, but they out scored Minnesota 45-33 in the second half for the win. The Spartans shot 55.6% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Michigan State had lost four of their previous five games, with the lone win coming against Northwestern at home. The Spartans are scoring 73.4 points per game with 34.7 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, while allowing 65.9 points against per game this year. Tyson Walker is averaging 18.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Michigan State is shooting 46% from the field, 70.5% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers this season. 

Purdue Preview

The Purdue Boilermakers are 28-3 (17-3) this season after they defeated Wisconsin by a score of 78-70 in their last game. Purdue led 44-33 at halftime, but they were out scored 37-34 in the second half in the win. The Boilermakers shot 49.1% from the field and were +9 in rebounding margin in the game. Purdue has won five games in a row and 14 of their last 15, with the one loss coming to Ohio State on the road. The Boilermakers are scoring 84.2 points per game with 40.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, while giving up 70.2 points against per game this season. Zach Edey is averaging 24.2 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Purdue is shooting 49.1% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 41.1% on three pointers this year. 

Michigan State vs Purdue Betting Prediction

Purdue comes into this matchup ranked third in the country and they have won 14 of their last 15 games. The Boilermakers ran away with the Big Ten regular season title and they are scoring over 84 points per game. Michigan State finished the season on a sour note, but they did pick up a much needed win against Minnesota on Thursday. The Spartans only average about 34 rebounds per game, which could be a big problem here. Purdue won the only regular season meeting with MSU by a score of 80-74, but I think this will be a bigger victory for the Boilermakers. Purdue is one of the top teams in the nation and they are rolling right now. Take the Boilermakers here. 

David’s Pick Purdue -6.5

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