Maryland at Purdue 12/6/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Maryland Terrapins vs. Purdue Boilermakers
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Dec. 06, 2018
The No. 23 ranked Maryland Terrapins visit Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana on Thursday to play the Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten tilt. The Terrapins defeated Penn State 66-59 to improve to 7-1 on the season. The game was Maryland’s Big Ten opener. Jalen Smith scored 16 points and Bruno Fernando added 12 with 13 rebounds to lead the Terrapins.
Purdue fell to 5-3 on the season after losing to Michigan 76-57 on Saturday. The Boilermakers had problems the entire game with the stingy defense of the Wolverines. The loss was Purdue’s third in its last four. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 19 points, while Ryan Cline chipped in with 15.
Anthony Cowan Jr. is the leading scorer and the leader in assists for Maryland with averages of 16.4 points and 4.5 assists per game. Bruno Fernando is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. As a team, Maryland is shooting 50.4% from the field and 31.9% from 3-point territory.
Carsen Edwards leads Purdue in scoring with an average of 24.4 points per game. Two other Boilermakers are averaging double figures in scoring. Evan Boudreaux is the leading rebounder with an average of 5.9 per game, while Edwards leads the team in assists with an average of 4.0 per game. Purdue is shooting 46.0% from the field and 38.6% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Terrapins last 21
Purdue is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Boilermakers last 5
Free Betting Pick: Maryland Terrapins +6.5
Maryland is playing much better than Purdue as the Boilermakers have lost three of the last four after opening the season with four straight wins. Purdue has covered just 7 of its last 27 played in the Big Ten. Maryland has covered 8 of its last 10 on the road after playing three or more straight games at home. Final Score Prediction, Maryland Terrapins win in upset but grab the points just in case 71-69.