Maryland at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 14.5 point favorites.
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Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 21-2. They are averaging 84.6 points per contest and giving up 63.5, which is a point differential of 21.1.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-10 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-8 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/31/17 F Ivan Bender Knee is out for season
12/28/17 F Justin Jackson Shoulder is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Kevin Huerter averages 14.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Vince Edwards averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Carsen Edwards averages 16.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in college basketball. Maryland averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 121st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 33rd in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 77th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 72nd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 163rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Purdue is 18th in Division 1 with 84.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 21.1. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the nation. They are 128th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Boilermakers are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Terrapins are 71st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 74th. In terms of pace they are 260th in the country with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 44th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 179th in Division 1. Maryland is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 28th in the nation.
Purdue is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 9th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 120.8, and their defensive rating of 90.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 215th in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue -14.5
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