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Purdue at Maryland 1/18/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game Maryland Terrapins vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date & Time Saturday January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM (EST)
Xfinity Center XFINITY Center, 8500, Paint Branch Drive, Acredale, College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland, 20740, USA
Latest odds
MARY -5 Total 124.5
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The Purdue Boilermakers visit Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland on Saturday for a Big 10 showdown with the No. 17 ranked Maryland Terrapins. Purdue improve to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten following its 71-42 rout of the Michigan State Spartans. Trevion Williams led the Boilermakers with 16 points. Purdue held Michigan State to nearly 40 points below its average of 81.3 points per game entering the contest.

Trevion Williams leads Purdue in scoring and rebounding with averages of 11.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Eric Hunter Jr. is the second leading scorer and the leader and assists with averages of 10.8 points and 3.0 assists per game. Purdue has four players averaging double figures in scoring.

Maryland fell to 13-4 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten following its 56-54 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. Maryland held a three-point lead 54-51 with just over one and a half minutes to play but could not hold on as they went scoreless over the last 90 seconds and Maryland scored five points. Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jalen Smith each scored 18 points for the Terrapins in the loss.

Anthony Cowan Jr. leads Maryland in scoring and assists with averages of 16.2 points and 4.0 assists per game. Jaleon Smith is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 13.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Maryland has three players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Boilermakers last 15
  • Maryland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 played on Saturday
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Terrapins last 5 versus Purdue
Free Pick:
UNDER 124.5

Expect a low-scoring defensive struggle between these two Big Ten rivals. Purdue has one of the nation’s best defenses allowing just 59.5 points per game, while Maryland is allowing just 61.3 points per contest. In addition, 4 of the last 6 between the two and 5 of the last 6 played in Maryland between the two have cashed UNDER. Final Score Prediction, Maryland Terrapins win, but our best play is UNDER 54-50.

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