Purdue Boilermakers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-1)
The Maryland Terrapins (9-8) host the Purdue Boilermakers (12-6) at XFINITY Center on Tuesday. The spread on this contest has Purdue as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 134.
Purdue heads into this contest with a record of 12-6 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Purdue is collecting 38.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 260 assists on the campaign, which is 35th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Boilermakers are connecting on 35.2% on shots from distance (138 of 392) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. They average 70.9 pts per game (204th in the nation) while shooting 44.6% from the field. When they are on defense, the Boilermakers are able to force 11.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. The Boilermakers are giving up a FG percentage of 41.4% (415 of 1,003) and they relinquish 31.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 327th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 258 conceded for the campaign. They give up 32.0% on 3-pointers while they are 87th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (66.6).
The Purdue Boilermakers faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and walked away with a win by a score of 81-62 in their last game. Purdue finished the game with a 47.4% FG percentage (27 out of 57) and made 8 of their 15 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Boilermakers made 19 of 24 shots for a rate of 79.2%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 40 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 assists in this game in addition to having 8 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defense, Purdue allowed their opponent to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 27 out of 57 shooting. Minnesota doled out 15 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Golden Gophers grabbed 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Minnesota finished the contest at 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 attempts. They converted 10 of 28 tries from 3-point range.
Brandon Newman is one guy who was a factor in the game. He totaled 29 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played for 36 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. Newman finished shooting 64.3% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Boilermakers was Trevion Williams. He collected 14 rebounds and collected 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 38.9% from the floor in the game by shooting 7-of-18 (17 points). Overall, Williams was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 9-8 on the campaign. The Terrapins are committing 15.1 fouls per game while shooting 67.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.9 times per game (136th in the country) and they turn it over 10.9 times per contest. Maryland has 1,213 points on the campaign (71.4 per contest) and they collect 34.2 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Terrapins are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which is 86th in college basketball. The Terrapins are ranked 91st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 67.1. The Maryland defense concedes 35.4% from downtown (139 of 393) and opponents are connecting on 68.4% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 12.5 assists and 33.5 total boards per game, which is 146th and 103rd in those defensive categories. They are forcing 10.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (150th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins took a loss by a score of 61-55 against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Terrapins were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this contest. They turned away 3 attempts while recording 6 steals in this game. The Badgers committed 15 personal fouls for the game which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.9%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Maryland converted 9 out of 30 tries (30.0%). In all, the Terrapins finished 19 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8%. The Terrapins allowed the Badgers to make 22 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% for the game. They wrapped up this game 38.5% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 26 and finished the contest at 7 of 7 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to rebounding, Maryland permitted Wisconsin to collect 36 in all (7 offensive).
Aaron Wiggins was important for the Terrapins in the matchup. He converted 6 of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which gave him 18 points. Wiggins grabbed 2 boards in his 35 minutes and tallied 2 assists for this game. Someone else that was pivotal for Maryland was Donta Scott. He ended up scoring 13 points in his 34 minutes played via 5 out of 14 shooting for this game. Scott ended the game having shot 35.7% from the field as well as collecting 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (-1)
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