We have 21 NCAAB games on the schedule for Sunday, January 29, but all eyes will be on this Big Ten tilt, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Spartans vs. Boilermakers betting pick and odds.
Purdue is searching for the eighth consecutive win when they host Michigan State at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers are -8.5 favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 130 points. These Big Ten foes met two weeks ago, and the Boilermakers won 64-63 on the road.
Spartans edged Iowa at home
The Michigan State Spartans (14-7, 11-10-0 ATS) lost three of the last five games, but at least they managed to bounce back from a defeat to Indiana with a narrow 63-61 home victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Spartans weren’t good enough from the field (38.7%) but made eight three-pointers opposite Iowa’s three, who had just 17.6% from beyond the arc. The hosts were also better in assists (15-9) and steals (10-7).
Sophomore guard Jaden Akins led Michigan State with 12 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. Joey Hauser had 11 points and six boards, Malik Hall chipped in 11 points and four assists off the bench, Mady Sissoko posted a double-double of ten points and game-high ten rebounds along with two rejections, while Tyson Walker added ten points and game-high five dimes.
Boilermakers beat Michigan on the road
The No.1 Purdue Boilermakers (20-1, 8-11-2 ATS) responded to their first and only defeat of the season to Rutgers with seven consecutive wins, including the most recent one over the Michigan Wolverines on the road. Despite allowing a season-high 70 points, the Boilermakers got a 75-70 victory thanks to a strong offense in the first half, when they scored 41 points. Purdue was excellent from the floor (54.0%) and was better than Michigan in free throws (16-9) and rebounds (34-26).
Junior center Zach Edey led the Boilermakers with 19 points, game-high nine rebounds, and two blocks. Fletcher Loyer scored 17, while Braden Smith had ten points. Purdue’s bench contributed 23 points opposite Michigan’s nine.
- 2-10 ATS in the last 12 games on the road
- 7-0 SU in the last seven games
- 5-0 SU in the last five games against the Big Ten opponents
Michigan State Spartans vs. Purdue Boilermakers Pick
Purdue is the best team in college basketball this year and is on a seven-game winning streak, while Michigan State is not playing well at the moment. The Boilermakers have a strong defense that allows 60.3 points per game opposite the Spartans’ D which is allowing 65.6 ppg. Also, Purdue has a better offense that scores 73.6 ppg while Michigan State averages 69.3 ppg. Recent tradition is on Purdue’s side when it comes to H2H duels at Mackey Arena as the Boilermakers won each of the last six meetings here.
Pick: Take the Boilermakers at -6.5 (-133)
Purdue did allow a season-high 70 points in the most recent game, but that is not going to happen on Sunday. I am backing the Boilermakers to show better defensive performance and keep the Spartans to around 60-65 points. Even if the visitors score 60 here, I am backing the Boilermakers to score around 70. Purdue managed to do so in each of the previous seven H2H duels at home. The total has gone Over in each of Michigan State’s last six games played on a Sunday.
Pick: Go Over 128.5 points (-130)