Purdue vs. Maryland - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (14-2) at Purdue Boilermakers (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Maryland Terrapins and Purdue Boilermakers play Saturday afternoon at the Mackey Arena.
The Maryland Terrapins have won seven of their last eight games and are playing their fourth true road game. On the season, Maryland is averaging 73 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16.3 points and 3.1 assists while Jake Layman is averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Dez Wells is the third player averaging double-digit points and Richaud Pack is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are a productive offensive team that has six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing teams to shoot 27.9 percent from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in eight straight games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last 10 games and look for their third conference victory. On the season, Purdue is averaging 73.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Kendall Stephens is averaging 10.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting and Isaac Haas is averaging 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. A.J. Hammons is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Vince Edwards is dishing 2.4 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers have turned into a solid offensive team with four double-digit scorers, while they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 34.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Purdue is allowing teams to shoot 37.8 percent from downtown and has given up 62 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The Terrapins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Can Purdue keep up with Maryland offensively? I'm not sure. While this game is a true toss up, I like the value of the Terrapins on the road - just one point.