Purdue vs. Maryland - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (23-5) at Purdue Boilermakers (21-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday at the Mackey Arena.
The Maryland Terrapins look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 76.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14 points and 5.2 assists while Diamond Stone is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Robert Carter is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Terrapins are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last six road games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 77.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 38.7 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Vince Edwards is averaging 10.2 points and three assists. Isaac Haas is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Swanigan is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Boilermakers are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won six straight home games.
The Terrapins are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
I don't trust this Maryland basketball team, as the Terps continue to struggle and play lackluster basketball. Purdue should dominate the boards in this game and come away with its seventh straight home win.