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Michigan vs Purdue Picks and Odds

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in College Basketball

Jan 21, 2021 · 7:14 PM PST

Trevion Williams shoots the basketball in the paint
Purdue forward Trevion Williams, right, shoots over Penn State forward John Harrar (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Michigan is a 2.5-point road favorite over Purdue on Friday night in a Big 10 game at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • The Wolverines are in first place in the Big Ten and the Boilermakers are on a four-game winning streak
  • The odds, lines and spread for Michigan-Purdue can be found below with game analysis

Purdue will try to continue building on the momentum of a four-game winning streak when it hosts Michigan at 7pm ET Friday at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue made it four victories in a row Tuesday when it upset #15 Ohio State as a 5.5-point road underdog. The Boilermakers improved to 11-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten. They have also been the winning side against the spread in their last four games.

Favored in this one, #7 Michigan is 12-1 overall and atop the conference standings with a 7-1 record.

Michigan vs Purdue Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Michigan -148 -2.5 (-112) Over 137.5 (-110)
Purdue +126 +2.5 (-108) Under 137.5 (-110)

Odds taken Jan. 21 from FanDuel

Purdue’s Big Road Win

Freshman guard Jaden Ivey’s step-back 3-pointer from the top of the key with five seconds left lifted Purdue over Ohio State 67-65.

Ivey was an improbable hero. He is shooting just 21.2% from 3-point range this season and averaging 7.3 points a game.

However, Ivey scored a career-high 15 points against the Buckeyes. Eight of those came in the last 3.5 minutes when Purdue rallied from six points down to win a game in which it led for less than three minutes.

Junior forward Trevion Williams led Purdue with 16 points and played a big role in the Boilermakers outscoring Ohio State 36-8 in the paint. Junior guard Sasha Stefanovic added 15 points.

Williams is averaging nearly a double-double this season with 15.4 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. He has scored in double figures in 11 straight games and is averaging 19.3 points during Purdue’s winning streak.

Furthermore, Williams accounts for 35.3% of Purdue’s possessions and 35.8% of its shots. He has a 17.2 offensive rebounding percentage and a 28.2 defensive rebounding percentage while ranking sixth nationally with 6.5 fouls drawn per 40 minutes.

Stefanovic has an 11.1 scoring average along with a 64.2 effective field goal percentage and 67.0 true shooting percentage. Junior guard Eric Hunter is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 assists a game.

Michigan Bounces Back

The Wolverines bounced back to handle visiting Maryland 87-63 as an 11-point favorite Tuesday after suffering its first loss of the season at Minnesota.

Michigan showed no hangover from the defeat as it jumped to a quick 17-3 lead behind three 3-pointers by senior guard Mike Smith and two by senior forward Isaiah Livers. The Wolverines went on to take a 42-25 halftime lead and coasted to victory.

Livers had 20 points, sophomore guard Franz Wagner added 15 and Smith finished with 11.

Michigan won handily despite getting a season-low three points from freshman center Hunter Dickinson, who is averaging 15.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots a game. Maryland double teamed Dickinson throughout but Michigan’s other scorers made the Terrapins pay.

Senior guard Eli Brooks also returned after missing the Minnesota game with a foot injury and scored seven points in 22 minutes.

Michigan shot 50% (12-for-24) on 3-pointers while holding Maryland to 21.1% (4-for-19) from beyond the arc.

Despite being contained by Maryland, Dickinson has a 70.3 effective field goal percentage and a 71.2 true field goal percentage.

Livers raised his season scoring average to 14.1 points with his 20-point outing and is also averaging 5.7 rebounds a game. Wagner is averaging 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Four Straight for Wolverines

Michigan has a four-game winning streak against Purdue, including beating the Boilermakers twice last season. The Wolverines won 84-78 in double overtime at home as 5.5-point favorites and 71-63 on the road as four-point picks.

Wagner scored 15 points for Michigan in the double-OT game, while Williams went off for 36 points and 15 rebounds for Purdue. In the rematch, Wagner had 22 points and Livers added 19 while Williams posted another double-double with 18 points and 10 boards.

Purdue is playing as well at is has all season, but Michigan has proven to be a tough matchup for just about everybody.

Pick: Michigan -2.5 (-112)

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