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Maryland vs. Purdue - 2/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Purdue at Maryland
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)
Location
Xfinity Center
College Park, MD
The Line
Purdue Boilermakers -1 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
BTN
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Maryland Terrapins meet in Big Ten college basketball action from the Xfinity Center on Tuesday evening.

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to extend their current 8-game winning streak after an 81-62 win over Nebraska in their last outing. Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 27 points on 8 of 16 shooting with a pair of threes and a 9 of 9 mark from the foul line while Grady Eifert added 16 points on a perfect shooting night, going 4 of 4 from the floor with a pair of threes and a 6 of 6 mark from the foul line along with 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Nojel Eastern added 12 points with team-highs of 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the double-double while Ryan Cline added 10 points with a pair of threes to round out the scoring in double figures for Purdue. Edwards leads Purdue with an average of 24.6 points and 3.4 assists per game while Eastern leads the Boilermakers on the glass with 5.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Purdue is averaging 78.8 points per game on 45.9% shooting from the field, 38.2% from behind the 3-point line and 74% from the foul line this season

The Maryland Terrapins will look for some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 60-45 win over Nebraska last time out. Jalen Smith led the Terps with 18 points in addition to 11 rebounds for the double-double while Bruno Fernando added 13 points and a team-high 19 rebounds with 3 blocks as the only other double-digit scorer for Maryland in the win. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 5 points and a team-high 4 assists but still leads Maryland with an average of 16.2 points and 4.5 assists per game while Fernando leads Maryland in rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 14.8 points to go along with his team-high average of 10.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Maryland is averaging 73.8 points per game on 46.4% shooting from the field, 37% from behind the 3-point line and 73.9% from the foul line this season.

Purdue is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Maryland is 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 conference games. Purdue is 1-4-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Maryland getting a free point at home, but with this game being so close to a pick ‘em, I feel that you have to side with Purdue here. The Boilermakers have shown no signs of slowing down lately, and have just been a money machine ATS during this winning streak. I just have to keep riding the hot hand until it stops paying off, and with this line being so low, I’ll lay the point with Purdue here.

Pick:
Purdue -1

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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