Purdue at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to XFINITY Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 2.5 point favorites.
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Purdue heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 23.0 as they are averaging 88.9 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest and giving up 61.5, which is a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dakota Mathias averages 15.8 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Carsen Edwards averages 17.4 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Kevin Huerter averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Anthony Cowan averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 180th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 111th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in college basketball. Purdue averages 88.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 23.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 38th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 61.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 27.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 47th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season. Maryland is 153rd in Division 1 with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They are 65th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 144th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Terrapins are 19th in turnovers per game with 17.3.
The Boilermakers are 38th in the country in defensive rating with 88.6, and their offensive rating of 119.5 is ranked 17th. They are 113th in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 29th. As a unit they are 21st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in D-1. Purdue is 275th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 29th in the country.
Maryland is 7th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 20th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 49th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.4, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 56th. They are 308th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 28th. As a unit they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 170th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland +2.5
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