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Purdue Boilermakers vs Maryland Prediction 1/2/2024

The Purdue Boilermakers (12-1) travel to face off against the Maryland Terrapins (9-4) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park and televised on PEAC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Maryland Terrapins

The Purdue Boilermakers Are Coming Off A Win

Today, Purdue will play against Maryland with a record of 12-1. In their previous ten road games, Purdue has recorded a 6-4 record, including last year. As Purdue enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 8-3-2. Taking into account their performance in the previous five games, the team has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Purdue comes in with an over/under mark of 9-4-0, with their games averaging 154.8 points per game. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

The Maryland Terrapins Are Coming Off A Win

Maryland, who has played 13 games so far this season, come into their 14th game with a 9-4 overall record. The Terrapins have struggled on the road, going 1-3, while they have been dominant at home, posting an 8-1 record. As of now, Maryland has a 4-9 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Looking back at their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Maryland comes in with an over/under record of 4-9-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 136.5 points per game so far. When analyzing the Terrapins’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 144 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Purdue Offense Breakdown

Purdue’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Eastern Kentucky, finishing the game with a total of 80 points. Their season average is now 86.8 points per game. Zach Edey is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 23.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Braden Smith brings a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

Zach Edey (C) 23.2 10.2 1.6
Braden Smith (G) 12.8 5.3 6.8
Fletcher Loyer (G) 11.5 2.4 1.5

Maryland Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Terrapins’ offense finished with 75 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.2 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Terrapins have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 342nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 388th in terms of percentage and 283rd in three-pointers made.

Jahmir Young (G) 19.3 4.2 4.1
Julian Reese (F) 14.3 9.7 0.8
Donta Scott (F) 9.9 4.8 0.8

Purdue Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Purdue defense is giving up an average of 68.1 points per contest. Purdue’s three-point defense is currently 120th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. Purdue.

Maryland Team Defense

This season, the Maryland defense has been impressive, holding the 28th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Coppin State, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 53 points vs. Maryland.

Boilermakers vs Terrapins Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Purdue has an ATS record of 2-6-2 while averaging 68 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Terrapins offense has averaged 54 points per game while allowing an average of 60. Maryland posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Maryland has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Boilermakers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Boilermakers vs Terrapins Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7.5, the Terrapins is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 142 and our model has the Boilermakers and Terrapins finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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