Michigan vs. Purdue College Basketball Betting Odds & Preview (01/23/2024)

At the beginning of the season, the Purdue Boilermakers made it clear that they had unfinished business. Purdue was one of the 2023 March Madness favorites with the College Basketball odds. But the Boilermakers suffered another early and unexpected exit from the Big Dance. However, the 2023 College Basketball Player of the Year, Zach Edey, returned for another year. As a result of his return, Purdue was a preseason favorite to win the national championship in the future market. On Tuesday, Purdue will host one of college basketball’s biggest disappointments, the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Information

Date and Time:Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 9 p.m. ET
Location:Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
TV Coverage:Peacock
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Michigan+18 -110152½ -110+1060
Purdue-18 -110152½ -110-1920
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Michigan at Purdue SBG Odds Overview

Sharps will give Michigan strong sports betting consideration. Cause by the casual sector not wanting anything to do with Michigan. Squares will line up in droves to bet on Purdue at home against a struggling Michigan team. Hence, Purdue will be an overlay that offers no value.

Michigan Wolverines Team Overview

Overall, the Michigan Wolverines are 7-11 straight up, 6-12 against the spread, and 12-6 over/under the total. Michigan has national metrics of 64th for scoring offense, 61st for field goal percentage, 29th for 3-point field goal percentage, 185th for free throw percentage, and 186th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Michigan is 317th for scoring defense, 247th for field goal percentage permitted, 228th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 153rd for defensive rebounding.

Michigan got the cash in only two of its previous ten games. Also, only three of its last ten games went under the total. Dug McDaniel (17.4 PPG) and Olivier Nkamhoua (17.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG) lead the Wolverines.

Purdue Boilermakers Team Overview

Overall, the Purdue Boilermakers are 17-2 straight up, 12-6-1 against the spread, and 13-6 over/under the total. Purdue has national metrics of 13th for scoring offense, 21st for field goal percentage, 11th for 3-point field goal percentage, 133rd for free throw percentage, and 7th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Purdue ranks 119th for scoring defense, 57th for field goal percentage permitted, 62nd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 13th for defensive rebounding.

Late on, Purdue has lost betting value. The Boilermakers have paid in only two of their previous five games. Four of those five tilts went over the total. Purdue is fighting with the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big Ten Conference lead. Namely, Zach Edey leads the Boilers with 23.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per contest. Edey stands a strong chance to be named the national college basketball player of the year for the second straight season.

Michigan at Purdue SBG Free Picks

Despite their lack of NCAABB betting stature to Purdue, Michigan has not lost to the odds in 12 consecutive games vs. the Boilermakers. Eight of the last 12 games in this series went over the total. Michigan came away with the cash in its last five visits to Purdue. Four of those five games went over the total. Michigan will offer enhanced betting value as a team that squares will avoid. In turn, casual money will flood the betting window for action on the home court powerhouse Purdue. Michigan is a strong contrarian bet opportunity.

Michigan at Purdue SBG Best Bet: Michigan Wolverines.

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