Can Maryland win on the road vs. Purdue?
No. 10 Maryland could use a big road win tonight when they face No. 20 Purdue at 4PM ET on ESPN. Can the Terps put it together away from home?
Purdue is 21-7 on the season, 9-6 in the Big Ten, 15-1 at home and 13-11 against the spread. Maryland is 23-5 on the season, 11-4 in the Big Ten, 4-4 on the road and 12-15 against the spread. Maryland has won and covered in both Big Ten meetings with Purdue, including a 72-61 win at home back on Feb. 6.
Maryland isn’t earning a lot of respect for being a clutch team this season. The Terps haven’t had a real signature road win this year, and they have been a different team away from home. Maryland is averaging just 68.4 points per game on the road, which will make it tough to compete with a Purdue team that posts 81.8 points per game on its home floor. Purdue has been a bit shaky as well, but they have won their last six at home. While not overly impressive, Purdue is 7-5 against the spread at home this season while Maryland is just 3-5 ATS on the road. Look for the Boilermakers to hand the Terps another loss today.
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