Michigan vs. Purdue - Picks Of The Day, March 10th

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Friday, March 10, 2017 5:10 PM GMT

Unfazed by a mishap on the original plane carrying them to the tournament, the Michigan Wolverines arrived in DC late and then put away Illinois early on Thursday. Now they have to tackle the top-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in the quarter.

 

Michigan vs. Purdue

Nobody would have blamed Michigan (21-11 straight up, 13-16 against the spread) for not being focused on Thursday against Illinois, but the Wolverines put all the bad stuff out of their minds and blasted the Fighting Illini by 20 to easily cover the NCAA basketball odds. Four starters scored in double-figures as John Beilein's boys shot over 53% from the field and committed just seven turnovers.

Purdue (25-6 SU, 17-9-2 ATS) excelled over the course of the final five weeks of the slate, winning eight of its last nine to take the regular season title by two games. The Boilermakers' only loss during that stretch? Why, to Michigan, of course. It's the 2nd-straight year the teams will meet in the tourney, Purdue winning and covering vs. the Wolverines last March.

Bookmaker introduced this one with Purdue -2, the spread growing to -3 in early wagering, with 142 for the total. I like the Boilermakers to exact a little revenge for my play in today's opening contest.

Free NCAAB Pick: Purdue -3

Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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