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Maryland vs Purdue Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/16/23

Purdue Boilermakers (23-3) vs. Maryland Terrapins (17-8)
February 16, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +2 / Purdue Boilermakers -2; Over/Under: +134.5
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Maryland Terrapins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the XFINITY Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Purdue Boilermakers Betting Preview

The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 73.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Fletcher Loyer is averaging 12.2 points and 1.7 rebounds. Braden Smith is dishing 4.4 assists and Caleb Furst is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

The Maryland Terrapins Betting Preview

The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 70.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Jahmir Young is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Donta Scott is averaging 12 points and 6.2 rebounds. Hakim Hart is the third double-digit scorer and Julian Reese is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Terrapins are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Boilermakers last 6 overall. The under is 14-5 in Terrapins last 19 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Purdue Boilermakers are going to be favored for obvious reasons, but Maryland is playing some of its best ball of the season, it’s a talented team and playing in Maryland is never easy. The Terps win at home by an average of 12.4 points and are 10-4 ATS. Expect a packed house and a motivated team, as a win here does wonders for the resume. Give me the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Maryland Terrapins +2

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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