Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Michigan State at Purdue Breakdown & Prediction
Time: 7PM ET
Venue: Mackey Arena
Records: Michigan State 21-5, 10-3 Big Ten; Purdue 15-10, 5-7
Michigan State stat leaders: Points – Garry Harris (17.4 ppg); Rebounds – Adreian Payne (7.7 rpg); Assists – Keith Appling (4.9 apg); Steals – Harris (2.0 spg).
Purdue stat leaders: Points – Terone Johnson (12.2 ppg); Rebounds – A.J. Hammons (7.4 rpg); Assists – Ronnie Johnson (3.6 apg); Steals – Bryson Scott/Sterling Carter (1.0 spg).
Current Streaks: Michigan State L1, Purdue W1
Point Spread: Michigan State -4.5
Prediction: Back from a long vacation, both MSU and Michigan looked rough during my break. MSU is coming off a really poor loss at home to Nebraska, but that should propel them into a strong showing against Purdue. The Boilermakers have really struggled defensively over the last handful of weeks, but they are still coming off a good win at home over Indiana. Outside of the loss to Georgetown, Michigan State has been pretty strong on the road this season. I don’t see any way that Michigan State loses this game and I expect them to play much better than they did on Sunday. Michigan State 73, Purdue 65