Maryland at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 80.8 points per contest while giving up 66.4 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 5-3. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Bruno Fernando averages 15.4 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Carsen Edwards scores 24.4 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Ryan Cline averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 80.8 points per contest, which is 69th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 246th in the nation. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 140th with 14.0 per game. The Terrapins allow 66.4 points per contest, which is 72nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 79th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 102nd place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 80th in the nation with 80.1 points per contest this season. They are 138th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 48th in the NCAA. They are 147th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 85th in assists per game with 15.4. The Boilermakers are 242nd in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Boilermakers give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 100th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 191st and 286th in those defensive statistics. They rank 88th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 29.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 179th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 115.4, which is ranked 30th. They are 226th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 44th. As a unit they are 48th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 273rd in D-1. Maryland is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 236th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 117. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 53rd. As a team they are 64th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 12th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland +8
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