Purdue vs Maryland Pick: Tuesday, February 2nd

Purdue vs Maryland Pick: Tuesday, February 2nd: Redshirt freshman Brandon Newman scored 21 of his career-high 29 points in the second half, Trevion Williams added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Purdue overcame an early 14-point deficit to blow out No. 21 Minnesota 81-62. After going 0 for five on 3-pointers in the first half and 2 for 17 in the first three halves since Sasha Stefanovic tested positive for COVID-19, Newman finally gave the Boilermakers an answer. Stefanovic, Purdue’s 2nd leading scorer at 11.1 points per game, is out for tonight. Stefanovic hits 45.65% from behind the arc. Brandon Newman is a sharpshooter too, averaging 44.1% from three himself while shooting 96.2% from the foul line. Purdue hits 44.6% from the field as a team, 35% from behind the arc, and 70.1% from the stripe.

Maryland is coming off their 2nd loss in 3 games, 61-55, at home to Wisconsin. Maryland was just 35.8% from the field. The Terrapins were down 38-20 at the half but opened the 2nd half with a 20-5 run. Aaron Wiggins scored 19 points, with Donta Scott adding 13 for Maryland, who were looking for its fourth victory over a ranked team — the second in a row after winning at Minnesota on Saturday. Leading scorer Eric Ayala had an off night going 1/10 from the field for just 4 points. He averages 13.7 on the season. Wiggins and Scott are the others to average double digits. The Terrapins average 71.4 points per game, and play clean ball, only turning it over 10.9 times a game. They hit 46.2% from the field, 35.8% from three point range, and 67.6% from the foul line.

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Purdue vs Maryland Odds

College Basketball Odds Spread
Purdue -1 (-110)
Maryland +1 (-110)
Total 134.5
Where/When Xfinity Center, 6:30 PM ET

Purdue are 6-4 in their last ten games, with a scoring differential of exactly zero (67.9 to 67.9) in that time frame. The Boilermakers have a sub-par offense, putting up just 70.9 points per game, but are a top 100 team in the nation on defense, allowing just 66.6 points per game. Meanwhile, Maryland are 4-6 in their last ten and have been outscored by just under a point per game (0.9) in their last ten games overall. The Terps have a top 100 defense, allowing just 67.1 points per game, but have still managed to go ‘Over’ the betting total in 9 of their first 16 games this season.

Purdue vs Maryland ATS Stats

College Basketball Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Purdue 8-8-2 +1.4
Maryland 7-9 +0.9