Purdue favorites against the Spartans at the Betting Lines NCAA BasketballPosted by: Charlie Smith
Head coach Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers are one of the most dominant teams in college basketball. A major reason for the Boilermakers Betting Lines NCAA Basketball success is their superior balance as a quality full floor team. The Michigan State Spartans are a traditional power in the Big Ten and perennial Final Four contender. But the recent scandal of sexual abuse on the MSU campus has had far reaching consequences for the entire athletic department. Head coach Tom Izzo is getting grilled by the press with questions on the scandal instead of his talented team. Michigan State hosts Purdue on Saturday in a Big Ten showdown.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan State Spartans
Date and Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4 p.m. Eastern
Location: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
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Boilermakers vs. Spartans TV Coverage: ESPN
The Big Ten co-leader Purdue Boilermakers have suffered from a drop in value with betting lines NCAA basketball. Purdue has failed to get the money in their last five games despite posting four straight up wins. This is a leading indicator that too much casual public money is flowing Purdue’s way on the board. Under the total has hit in three of the last four Boilermaker games. In their last game Purdue last at home to Ohio State 64-63 as 10.5 point chalks. Ohio State tied Purdue in the standings with the win. After that loss Purdue’s overall record stands at 23-3 straight up and 14-11 against the spread. In away game action the Boilers are 4-3 against the spread with five of those games going under the total. Sophomore guard Carsen Edwards leads Purdue with 17 points per game. Edwards had 28 points in the loss to OSU.
Michigan State has had an even bigger slump against the line with no payouts in their last five games. In their last ten games MSU got the money twice. Over the total has hit in four out of the Spartans last six games. In their last game Sparty barely escaped with a 96-93 win at Iowa as 10 point overlays.
Team vs. Team
Purdue has had the sportsbook value advantage lately in this head to head series. The Boilers have come away with the cash in four out of their last five games against the Spartans. Over the total has hit in nine out of the last ten meetings between Purdue and Michigan State. In their last two visits to the Breslin Center the Boilermakers have come away with the cash against Michigan State. Five out of the last six meetings at MSU between the Boilers and Sparty have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
This Big Ten powerhouse matchup offers incredible betting lines NCAA basketball appeal. Both of these teams are in the running for the Final Four. Painter and Izzo have built complete teams that excel on both ends of the court. The difference is that Purdue has an ever so slight defensive edge. And a dark cloud now hovers over Michigan State. The Spartans have played like a distracted program.
Boilermakers vs. Spartans NCAA Games Betting Odds Picks
Purdue has the proven ability to get the money against Michigan State. The Boilermakers are the pick.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Purdue Boilermakers
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Boilermakers 84, Spartans 79