Today I’ll take a look at a Purdue team that continues to lay waste to the Big Ten and whether Michigan poses any matchup problems. I’ll also analyze three pivotal games in the jumbled mess of the CAA. Follow me on Twitter @jorcubsdan for injury, in-game, and second-half updates. I pull all lines from 5Dimes at the time of publication.


Michigan @ Purdue (-10)

7 p.m. ET

Purdue looks unparalleled in Big Ten play thus far, owning a +32.63 adjusted efficiency margin per KenPom. If that number holds, it would be the highest in the Big Ten since Wisconsin’s +33.72 in 2014-15, when the Badgers nearly won a national championship. The only team nationally with a higher efficiency margin in conference play is Villanova.

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Jan 13, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein reacts during the second half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports