Purdue Vs Maryland Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

Ohio State vs Maryland Spread & ATS Pick

Purdue Vs Maryland Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

The 17th-ranked Maryland Terrapins will look to extend their winning ways when they host the 24th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten battle of legitimate national championship title hopefuls on Saturday.

The Big Ten conference rivals will square off live from the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland at 12:00 PM ET while airing live on ESPN.

How To Bet The Purdue Boilermakers Vs Maryland Terrapins, Odds & TV Info

No. 24 Purdue at No. 17 Maryland
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
TV: ESPN
Spread: Purdue -3

Why Bet The Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are a good bet in this contest because they have a ton of athletic talent and the motivation of trying to record consecutive wins after their 80-59 beatdown of No. 25 Northwestern on Wednesday night.

The Boilermakers are averaging 82.6 points per game to rank 22nd nationally in scoring and allowing 66.5 points per game to rank 56th nationally. Purdue is averaging 39.1 rebounds per game to rank 40th nationally while giving up just 27.4 boards per contest to rank a stellar 12th nationally. Last but not least, Purdue has five players averaging at least 10 points per game

Why Bet The Maryland Terrapins

Maryland is on a red-hot roll, having won – and covered the spread – in their last seven games. The Terrapins subdued Ohio State in their 77-71 win on Wednesday night as forward Josh Jackson put up a team-high 22 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

The Terps are averaging a modest 75.8 points per game to rank 133rd nationally, but are limiting the opposition to just 66.0 points per game to rank an impressive 51st in points allowed.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Maryland has gone 11-2 at home this season but Purdue is a disturbing 2-3 on the road. The Terps are a discouraging 4-6 ATS at home, but again, Purdue has struggled in going 1-4 ATS on the road, so for me, the Terrapins are the pick to get the narrow home win.

I love sweet-shooting Maryland guard Melo Trimble, but it is the maturation and growth of Josh Jackson as the Terrapins’ best player that has me thinking Maryland will win this contest in an absolute thriller. I’m going with Maryland to narrowly hold down the fort at home.

My final score prediction is Maryland 77 Purdue 75