Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Boilermakers versus the Terrapins? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PEAC. The game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park, MD. The Boilermakers are the favored team in this Big Ten conference contest against the Terrapins. The game’s over/under currently sits at 141 points.

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Maryland Terrapins +5.5

This game will be played at XFINITY Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE MARYLAND TERRAPINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Terrapins.
  • Not only will Maryland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can The Boilermakers Secure a Road Victory?

Purdue has a 12-1 record overall as they prepare for their 14th game of the season. In away games, the Boilermakers have a 2-1 record, while they have a perfect 10-0 record at home. At the moment, Purdue’s ATS record sits above .500, standing at 8-3-2. In their last ten games this season, Purdue has a 4-1 record 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. When assessing the Boilermakers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 154 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 86.8 points per game, Purdue struggled in their previous game. Against Eastern Kentucky, the Boilermakers scored 80 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.6%. Leading the team in scoring was Fletcher Loyer with 14 points. Zach Edey also added 13 points for the Boilermakers.

The Boilermakers’ defense is presently ranked 98th nationally, allowing an average of 68.1 points per contest. Purdue’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Eastern Kentucky offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 53 points.

Does Maryland Stand a Chance at Home?

As of today, Maryland has played 13 games and has a 9-4 overall record. In away games, the Terrapins are 1-3 while at home they are 8-1. Maryland’s ATS record sits below .500 at 4-9. In their last ten games, Maryland has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Maryland’s games have averaged 136.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 135.7 points. When looking at the Terrapins’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

The Maryland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Coppin State. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.5% while connecting on 6 threes. Julian Reese was the leading scorer for the Terrapins, putting up 18 points. In addition, Jahari Long contributed 15 points.

Maryland’s defense has been playing well, ranking 28th nationally, with 63.4 points allowed per game. Against Coppin State in their most recent game, the Maryland defense gave up a total of 53 points while allowing Coppin State to hit 47% of their shots.