Against the Spread Pick
The Big Ten is going to be interesting to watch over the last couple of weeks of the regular season. If today were Selection Sunday most have both of these teams in the Field of 68 but these two teams could both use some help. Michigan has looked downright bad at times this season but they have been able to win away from Crisler Arena, including the only defeat of Gonzaga this season. Winning at Purdue is really tough though. Purdue has some of the strangest results in the land. Sometimes they crank up their defense and embarrass teams and others they look totally disinterested. There is a very good chance they make the Tournament and have the most losses in the field but they need this one. Winning at home in the Big Ten has been critical for so many programs. The Boilermakers are 10-3 at home SU this season and 8-5 ATS. Take Purdue here.
Over Under Pick
When Purdue is on their game their defense is really good, they are giving up just under 60ppg at home. When these teams met in January, at Michigan the final score bested the total by more than 20 points. With so much at stake at this time of the year, I am expecting a less freewheeling game. Michigan scores less than 10ppg less on the road than at home. Take the under.