Purdue Boilermakers Vs Michigan State Spartans: Game Info and Odds
It has been another crazy week in the world of college basketball, with another round of upsets taking place that are sure to create some real changes in the national rankings. Bettors going after the longshot picks are cleaning up, as the top teams are routinely finding a way to slip up against lesser opposition. We are not on upset alert with this particular game, though, as it features two of the best teams in the nation going head to head. Purdue will come into this one in the #3 seed, although will fall if they lose this one after dropping a game to Ohio State earlier in the week. Michigan State is in at #4 and could go up to the #2 spot with a win on Saturday night. The jockeying for position in the last couple of weeks of the season is going to be fun to watch, especially if the big programs continue to step on banana peels. The winner of this one can put themselves in a very solid position as we approach the regular season homestretch. So let’s review the NCAA Basketball odds as well as other game info.
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Purdue Boilermakers Vs Michigan State Spartans Game Info and Odds
What: Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan State Spartans
When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. CT
Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers
It can be argued that the loss to Ohio State that Purdue took earlier in the week came at an okay time in the grand scheme of things. We routinely see teams ride huge winning streaks into the postseason, only to finally have that off night that leads to an early exit. The Boilermakers had reeled off 19 straight wins prior to that loss and were probably due for a bad night at the office. Losing by a single point to a ranked opponent is not a total disaster, although they will be disappointed that it came on home court. This game will be a good test of the character of this team, as it’s ever easy to go on the road against a ranked opponent at any time, but especially when you are coming off a tough loss. Purdue still has the Big 10 Conference lead, but only by the skin of their teeth. Purdue is 14-11 ATS and 11-14 O/U this season.
Why bet on the Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans spent a good deal of time near the top of the rankings earlier in the season, but 2 losses in 3 games at the start of conference play saw them take a little step backward. Since those defeats, they have quietly gone about their business, winning 7 straight and getting all the way back up to the #4 ranking. Given how things have gone with Villanova and Purdue this week, the Spartans cold well climb all the way up to #2 with a win here. A win would also be right back in the hunt for a shot at the Big 10 regular season title. This team showed their grit and determination last time out by delivering a big second half performance that saw them come back to beat Iowa 96-93. They are going to need all of that to pull out the victory against a very good Boilermaker team coming in with a chip on their shoulder.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Purdue Boilermakers could do with a bounce-back game before heading into the final few weeks of the season and I think they get it here, albeit in a close one.
Predicted Score: Purdue Boilermakers 72 Michigan State Spartans 68.
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