One more step in the gauntlet for a Big Ten Championship. The Michigan State vs Purdue Free Pick for March 13th represents both high level basketball and profit. Spartan fans saw how their team barely survived with a three point win over Maryland. Purdue blasted the Wolverines not only out of the game but perhaps the NCAA tournament as well. This 4PM game has MSU as a -4 point favorite. Which way will the winds of profit blow in from for this one?
Free Pick : How Purdue Might Win?
Convert a tangible front court advantage to a victory. Last two games, this was the theme for easy wins. Even when AJ Hammons is on the bench, his back up is tearing up the floor. Hammons had the monster double double with 27 points and eleven boards against Michigan. Even on a day when their three point shooting did not go right (4-12), the middle men carried the day. AJ and Isaac Haas went 15 for 24 from the floor. They were also proficient at the charity stripe going 8-11. How can the Spartans handle Purdue if they hit their perimeter shots as well?
Big Men Tire
The game on Sunday will feature two tired teams. Michigan State had to go to the well often for extra defensive energy against Maryand. Effort was rewarded with no field goals made in the last ten minutes but it was exhaustive. Two best Spartan players did not hit much from the floor. Valentine distributed the ball well for 10 assists when his scoring touch alluded him. Forbes went one for six in an ugly effort. Maryland is even larger than Purdue and the Spartans had trouble with the size on Saturday.
Scoring usually seems to take less energy than lock down defense. In a bubble, Michigan State minus four would be good. This is reality. Spartans are a tired team facing another physical effort 4PM on Sunday. Purdue can still play better and it will show. Take Purude ML for your underdog ML winner of the day. Good fortune and we will see you on Monday here at the HRW.