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Maryland vs. Purdue - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Purdue Boilermakers (19-4) at Maryland Terrapins (20-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Xfinity Center)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Maryland Terrapins and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Maryland Terrapins are 20-3 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Maryland is averaging 76.5 per game and they are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 14.8 points per game. Diamond Stone is averaging 13 points and 5.7 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Jake Layman is averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Maryland is 12-0 at home and 9-2 in the Big Ten.

Maryland vs. Purdue - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Purdue Boilermakers are 19-4 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Purdue is averaging 79 points per game and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. A.J. Hammons leads the Boilermakers averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Vince Edwards is averaging 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, Isaac Haas is averaging 10.2 points, and Caleb Swanigan is averaging 9.9 points and 9.0 rebounds. Purdue is 4-2 on the road and 7-3 in the Big Ten.

Maryland is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 12-5 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Purdue is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 18-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record.

Maryland can get the win here but I don’t see that as a certainly so I like Purdue with the points. 

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Purdue Boilermakers +4.5

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