Bet on Maryland vs Purdue College Hoops Lines
Saturday looks like being a great day to wager on college hoops spreads, as there are a number of great games that have conference and national ranking implications. With time running out on the regular season, these types of games represent a real opportunity for teams to improve their final standings. One of the games that really jumps off the page on Saturday is the meeting between the Maryland Terrapins and the Purdue Boilermakers. This is a Big Ten match-up that looks like an absolute beauty, especially given that both teams are ranked, and that Maryland till have a shot at catching Indiana at the top of the conference. This could well be one of those coin flip types of games when it comes to wagering.
Maryland Terrapins Vs Purdue Boilermakers NCAAB Odds, TV and Game Info
Why bet on the Maryland Terrapins
The Terrapins (23-5, 11-4) are still clinging to a top 10 spot, but it could have been a whole lot higher had they not fallen to back to back losses to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Their confidence has taken a bit of a beating, but they must be feeling a little bit better about themselves after picking up an 86-82 win over Michigan last weekend. They have had plenty of time off to relax a little and work on the faults that took them down in those back to back losses, and they should come into this one feeling refreshed and ready to go. Maryland have already played the Boilermakers this season, and they picked up the comfortable 72-61 home court win in that one. The Terrapins are averaging 76.1 PPG, and are giving up 65.0 PPG this season.
Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers
It has been a solid season for Purdue (21-7, 9-6), but they are closing things out on a little bit of a rollercoaster ride. They have been unable to put together back to back wins in the month of February, but if their win one lose one trend continues as it has been going this month, they would be the team to come away with the victory on Saturday. In order to do that, though, they are going to have to put in a much better performance than they did the last time they played the Terrapins. This is a win that they really need, as back to back losses this week might just be enough to dump them out of the top 25. The Boilermakers are averaging 77.2 PPG, and are giving up 64.0 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Terrapins are well rested heading into this one, but that also means that they may be a little rusty coming out of the gate. I think that Purdue can get the jump early, and do just enough to hold on for the win.
Maryland Terrapins 69 Purdue Boilermakers 73