Purdue at Michigan State 1/8/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:20 AM ET

The Purdue Boilermakers visit Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday to play the No. 8 ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Boilermakers improved to 9-5 on the season following an 86-70 win over Iowa. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 21 points of which 16 were scored in the first half as Purdue raced out to a big lead at the half of 52-35 and held off the Hawkeyes after the break.

Michigan State improved to 13-2 on the season following an 86-77 win over Ohio State on Saturday to improve to 4-0 in Big Ten play tied at the top with Michigan. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 25 points, while Nick Ward scored and Michigan State won its eighth straight. Carsen Edwards leads Purdue in scoring with an average of 25.5 points per game. Matt Haarms is the leading rebounder with an average of 4.7 per game, while Edwards leads the team in assists with an average of 3.4 per game. Purdue is shooting 46.2% from the field and 37.2% from 3-point territory.

Cassius Winston leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with averages of 17.7 points and 7.6 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Kenny Goins with an average of 9.3 per game. Nick Ward is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.7 points per game. The Spartans are shooting 50.9% from the field and 40.4% from 3-point territory.

While Purdue has held an advantage over Michigan State covering 3 of the last 4 head-to-head, the Spartans are on a roll. Michigan State has covered the number in each of its last 4 overall, each of its last 4 in the Big Ten and 6 of its last 7 at home. Final Score Prediction, Michigan State Spartans win and cover ATS 82-69.

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