Purdue Heavily Favored
The Purdue Boilermakers are trying to make their first Final Four since 1980. They had a great chance to end their Final Four drought last season, but they lost to No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
This season, Purdue is heading for a Big Ten championship and a No. 1 seed in March Madness. The Boilermakers will try to stay on the right track when they face Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday.
Which side is the best option versus the college basketball odds in this spot?
Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Michigan State vs Purdue. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.
Spartans Have Dropped 3 of 5
The Spartans and Boilermakers played on January 16 in East Lansing on Michigan State’s campus.
This was a back-and-forth game in which MSU led by a point with eight seconds left, but Purdue was able to set up a play in which big man Zach Edey was isolated against a Michigan State defender.
The Spartans were not able to double-team Edey, who made a quick turn and was able to score a basket with 1.7 seconds left. Purdue won, 64-63.
Michigan State competed really well despite not having key forward Malik Hall. As you will see in the injury report below, Hall remains out for this game.
As a result, this team has slumped. The Spartans are off a win over Iowa but if you bet online, note that they’ve dropped three of their last five. This figures to be a tough spot now that they’re on the road for this matchup.
Purdue Remains Top-Ranked Squad
The Boilermakers have lost one game this season. They are on course for a Big Ten championship and a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Edey is the man in the middle who makes everything happen.
Opposing teams simply can’t match up with his size and length. He is a wrecking ball on offense and defense.
When defenses do manage to double-team him in the low post, he is good at passing the ball out to the perimeter for 3-point shots from his teammates.
This team is coming off a win against Michigan on Thursday, which now makes it seven in a row for this squad. If you’re making your college basketball picks, it’s hard to see them being slowed down here.
Michigan State vs Purdue Injuries
Michigan State vs Purdue Head-to-Head
These two schools last met two weeks ago in East Lansing on Michigan State’s home floor. Purdue won, 64-63.
Michigan State vs Purdue Game Information
- Game: Michigan State vs Purdue
- Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
- Day/Time: Sunday, 12:15 p.m. ET
- Michigan State vs Purdue Live Stream: TBS
Michigan State vs Purdue Betting Lines
Michigan State vs Purdue Prediction
The Boilermakers are going to be better than they were two weeks ago in East Lansing. They’re at home this time and they know how to play Michigan State.
They should be able to separate from the Spartans in a 10-point win, so bet accordingly in the sportsbook.