Maryland vs. Purdue Prediction
The Purdue Boilermakers were blown out on the road Saturday afternoon in their Big Ten Conference opener and will attempt to rebound at home against the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins. Can Purdue notch a win and send Maryland to only its second defeat of the young season?
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Mackey Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Boilermakers are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 149 points. As of Thursday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host Purdue. Check out our College Basketbal Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Terrapins top Nittany Lions in conference opener
Maryland opened Big Ten Conference play Saturday with a 66-59 home victory over Penn State. The Terrapins (7-1, 1-0) outscored the Nittany Lions 36-28 in the second half to secure the win and shot 22-of-45 from the floor for the game. Jalen Smith paced Maryland with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus eight rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. tallied 15 points, four assists and two boards. Bruno Fernando added 12 points, 13 rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Boilermakers drop second straight at Michigan
Purdue was outscored 44-28 in the first half Saturday afternoon in a 76-57 loss at fifth-ranked Michigan. The Boilermakers (5-3, 0-1) shot only 22-of-62 from the floor in the defeat. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 19 points on 7-of-21 shooting plus six rebounds and four assists. Ryan Cline added 15 points, two rebounds, two dimes and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 15-6 in the last 21 Terrapins games overall. Maryland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Boilermakers are 4-11 ATS in its last 15 home games. Purdue is 7-18-2 ATS in its last 27 games versus the Big Ten Conference.
Purdue is better than its record indicates and was simply a victim last weekend of playing at a red-hot Michigan team that no one has been able to solve. Look for the Boilermakers to bounce back strong here and notch a decisive win against the spread. Expect another big effort out of Edwards.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS -7