How To Bet The Purdue Vs Maryland SpreadJosh Bailey
The 18th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers battle the fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins in an impact Big Ten tilt this weekend. Tip-off is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 6th at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN from the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers At No. 4 Maryland Terrapins Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors the home town Maryland Terps as 3.5-point favorites to beat the Purdue Boilermakers on Super Bowl 50 eve afternoon.
The Purdue Boilermakers have been better against the spread going 33-17, +1430. The Maryland Terrapins are 23-28, -780 ATS. The Terrapins covered the spread in their one matchup on 1/10/2015. Maryland won 69 to 60, Maryland covered +1.5, Game came under 131.5
What: No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers (19-4) at No. 4 Maryland Terrapins (20-3)
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Kickoff: 4:00 PM ET
Where: College Park, Maryland
Stadium: XFINITY Center
Spread: Maryland -3.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Purdue vs Maryland
Bet The #18 Purdue Boilermakers Because…
Purdue’s front line is one of the best in the nation. The Boilermakers are led by 7 foot center A.J. Hammons. Hammons averages 14 points and 8 rebounds per game. Hammons isn’t the lone tall tree along Purdue’s front line. Vince Edwards is 6” 7”, 220 pounds, and averages close to 11 points per game. Caleb Swanigan is 6’ 9”, 260 pounds and averages 10 points per game. 6’ 5” guard Raphael Davis has scored in double-figures in Purdue’s last 2 games. Once the defense shifts to guard Davis, he’s been dumping the ball into Purdue’s front line. The Boilermakers have won their last 2. They scored 89 points in a win over Nebraska in their last.
Bet The #4 Maryland Terrapins Because…
Maryland is a complete basketball team. Unlike Purdue who relies on its front line, Maryland can get scoring from any of the 5 positions on the court. The guards, Melo Trimble and Rasheed Sulaimon, can each get 20 if needed. Front court players Diamond Stone and Robert Carter can score in double-figures in almost any matchup while Jake Layman averages around 11 points a game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Maryland is tough to beat because Sulaimon and Trimble dish the rock so well. Trimble leads the team in assists with 5.3 per game. Sulaimon averages close to 4 assists per game. The 2 guards take turns scoring points and setting up the other guard.
Maryland’s awesome guard play is what allows Diamond Stone and Rob Carter, in particular, to have success in the paint. The problem that Purdue is going to have is guarding both Trimble and Sulaimon. If they have to bring out one of their front court players to try and trap either Trimble or Sulaimon, they’ll just dump into Carter or Stone. Maryland wins this game on Saturday.
My final score prediction is Maryland 77, Purdue 65.