Purdue vs. Maryland Pick
Who will open up Big Ten play with a win tonight when Maryland hosts Purdue at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is favored on the road tonight, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 147.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Purdue is coming off a 66-57 win over Louisville to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Boilermakers are 5-2 against the spread, covering in their last two games. Purdue is putting up 88.9 points per game this season while allowing 65.9 points per contest. Carsen Edwards is putting up 17.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game to lead the team while Vincent Edwards is averaging 14.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.
Maryland is coming off a 72-70 loss to Syracuse early in the week to fall to 6-2 on the season. The Terps are 4-2 against the spread, covering in their last two games. Maryland is averaging 77.2 points per game this season while allowing 61.5 points per game. The Terrapins are being led by Anthony Cowan, who is averaging 14.8 points per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 12.3 points and 3.9 assists per contest.
Purdue has won the last two meetings with Maryland, but the Terrapins are 2-0-2 against the spread in these last four meetings. However, Maryland is just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Big Ten teams. Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 against winning teams and 24-10-1 ATS in its last 35 games following a win. Maryland looks to be somewhat lost right now and lacking in leadership. That should help Purdue get the nod. The public betting is strongly with the Boilermakers and I am as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -2.5
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