Michigan vs Purdue Preview
Michigan is 13-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 13-10-1 and Purdue is 8-15 ATS with an O/U record of 10-13.[ad-4468020]
Venue/ Stadium: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Time/Date: 7 PM EST Wednesday, February 26, 2014
NCAAB Odds From: Bovada
Spread: Michigan -5
Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview
This season Purdue is 12-3 at home and Michigan is 5-4 on the road.
In their last games Michigan beat Michigan State 79-70 and Purdue lost to Nebraska 76-57.
16th ranked Michigan has flip-flopped wins and losses in their last 6 games, but they are coming off a HUGE win over a ranked Michigan State team and their last 4 games have come against teams in the top 25.
Michigan controls their destiny, as they sit atop the Big 10 standings 1 game up on Michigan State and the Wolverines do not face a ranked team for the rest of the regular season.
Purdue has lost 3 of their last 4 games and 7 of their last 9 and at 15-12 and 5-9 in conference play they may need to win out to get a shot at the Big Dance.
Earlier this season at Michigan the Wolverines beat the Boilermakers 75-66.
Purdue is 0-5 this season facing ranked teams.
The Boilermakers will have to play good perimeter defense and keep the guards of Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert from having big scoring games. Stauskas ranks 5th in the Big 10 in scoring and this duo combined for 48 points in the big win over Michigan State.
Michigan has won their last 2 games at Purdue.
The Boilermakers offense was ice cold in the loss to Nebraska only shooting 30.2% from the floor. The G duo of Terone Johnson (11.8 ppg) and Ronnie Johnson (10.8 ppg) must play well tonight. 7’ C A.J. Hammons had a solid game in the first meeting with Michigan with 16 points and 8 boards, but he has been struggling for the last few games.
Michigan had 16 turnovers in the earlier win over Purdue and the Boilermakers have to take advantage when the Wolverines turn the ball over.
Michigan is 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, and they have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Purdue is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against Michigan.
The Boilermakers are reeling and while they are at home where they are 12-3 Michigan will win this game and cover the 5-point spread.
[F] 12/27/2013 – Mitch McGary out indefinitely ( Back )
[G] 02/25/2014 – Cole McConnell “?” Wednesday vs. Purdue ( Foot )
[G] 02/24/2014 – Sterling Carter out for season ( Ankle )
[F] 02/25/2014 – Jay Simpson “?” Wednesday vs. Michigan ( Dizziness )