Michigan Wolverines (7-11) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (16-2)
Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers 1/23/24 – On Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Mackey Arena in a highly anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball match-up between Michigan Wolverines (7-11) and Purdue Boilermakers (16-2), basketball fans can look forward to witnessing this epic battle between these powerhouse teams! We dive deep into stats, key players and betting trends so you can make informed with NCAAB daily predictions for this epic clash!
Michigan Wolverines (7-11), have faced their fair share of difficulties this season. On offense, their production has been somewhat inconsistent at 79.3 points per game with an overall field goal percentage of 47.3% but 3-point shooting of only 37.8% being something to work towards improving upon.
Purdue Boilermakers have been nothing short of outstanding this season, amassing an outstanding 16-2 mark and posting an 85.1 scoring average per game with an incredible 49.3% field goal percentage; their three-point shooting is also noteworthy at 39.6% showcasing their versatility on offense.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers 1/23/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
Dug McDaniel (Guard) vs. Zach Edey (Center)
Dug McDaniel has been one of the Michigan Wolverines’ standout players this season. Averaging 36.2 minutes a game over 17 games played, McDaniel averages 17.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per contest while boasting an outstanding 43.4% field goal percentage and 37.4% three point percentage; his scoring ability makes him an effective threat from anywhere on the court. Unfortunately though – turnovers averaged at an alarming 2.66 per contest so controlling and providing scoring are crucial for their team’s chances.
Zach Edey has been an essential piece for Purdue Boilermakers this season. At 7’4″ and with impressive stats like an average 29.4 minutes played per game averaging 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per contest; his efficiency stands out with an amazing 62.7% field goal percentage and 75.6% free throw shooting efficiency rating; though not known for 3-point shooting himself, Edey can help Purdue dominate their opponents by controlling boards inside.
Dug McDaniel and Zach Edey will meet head on in an epic battle of opposing styles on the court, where McDaniel’s agility and playmaking ability will be essential in Michigan’s offense while protecting the ball and making wise decisions against Purdue’s defense. However, Edey’s dominance inside could pose significant problems for Michigan; therefore they may rely more on perimeter shooting to counter his interior presence.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds have yet to be established for this matchup; however, given recent performance and player analysis data from Michigan and Purdue respectively, let’s investigate their respective betting trends and examine Michigan and Purdue betting patterns accordingly.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan Wolverines have recently fallen into an offensive slump, dropping four of five games within five weeks while failing to cover the spread once during that span. On the road they posted a 3-4 record against the spread while their totals have only ever favoring over once out of these last five contests – yet eight out of eleven matches played at home went over totals!
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers have had success recently, winning four out of their last five matches against all opponents but are 2-3 against the spread in these same five outings and 4-2 away from home against this mark; moreover, four of those five games saw totals go OVER four of these occasions and seven of these 10 at home as well.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers 1/23/24 Betting Picks
Analyzing data and betting trends for these NCAAB sports game predictions, it becomes evident that Purdue Boilermakers come into this matchup as the favorites, having shown consistent performances both offensively and defensively recently.
Though betting odds for this matchup have yet to be released, Purdue should be seen as the better pick against Michigan in this contest. Their strong presence inside led by Zach Edey could prove decisive against them.
Consider placing additional bets by betting the over on total points; given both teams’ potency for scoring goals.
Free Pick and Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers 82, Michigan Wolverines 70