A Top-10 matchup in the Big 10 highlights Tuesday’s college basketball odds as 10th-ranked Michigan State hosts 6th-ranked Purdue in a game that can be seen on ESPN. The Spartans lead the Big 10 with a 9-2 record but Purdue is right behind at 7-3. The key for Tuesday’s matchup could be whether or not Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas is healthy enough to play. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said that it is “completely up in the air” whether Lucas will play or not. Lucas has said that he wants to play but Izzo does not want to risk any further injury to Lucas’ ankle.
Michigan State is 2.5 point favorite at SBG Global.
It was just a week ago that Michigan State was a Top 5 team and in firm control of the Big 10 with a three-game lead. After Lucas got hurt the Spartans lost to Wisconsin and Illinois and now the Big 10 is a race again. “It keeps us in the mix and puts a bunch of teams lumped in the next section of the conference right on their tails,” Illinois head coach Bruce Weber said.
The team to watch in the college basketball betting Big 10 is Purdue, who is now playing better than any team in the conference. “We haven’t won the Big Ten, we’ve finished second the past couple years, people talk about it and at times it can affect your mindset and your play and then what we really try to get to our guys is just to worry about the process, worry about the things you can control,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “And we need to take care of the basketball, need to take good shots, we need to block out instead of talking in theory about the race or another team.”
Purdue is winning games but they are not always covering the spread. They have won five in a row straight up but they are just 2-3 against the spread. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Boilermakers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings against Michigan State.
The Spartans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Spartans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
The Over is 4-0 in the Boilermakers last 4 road games. The Under is 16-6 in the Spartans last 22 vs. the Big Ten. The Under is 7-3 in