NCAA Basketball Betting Pick for Game of the Day: Purdue vs Maryland

NCAA Basketball Betting Pick for Game of the Day: Purdue vs Maryland

Six top-25 NCAA men’s basketball teams are in action on Thursday. Purdue (23-3), currently ranked third in the nation and first in the Big Ten, looks to hold tight to its position with a win against Maryland (17-8). The Terrapins are 7-3 in their last 10 games and sit in eighth in the Big Ten. They’re coming off of a 74-68 win over Penn State on Saturday.

Purdue, meanwhile, lost to Northwestern 64-58 on Sunday in somewhat of an upset that could keep the Boilermakers from finishing the season as the top-ranked team in the country. Purdue has just five games left in the regular season, while the Terrapins have six. Check out MyBookie’s College Basketball betting odds for the pick of day.

MyBookie’s College Basketball Pick of Day: Purdue at Maryland


When: February 16, 2023
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland

Time: 6:30 PM EST
TV/Streaming: FOX Sports Networks, fuboTV


Purdue Betting Preview

After dropping their first game of the season to Rutgers on January 2, the Boilermakers had won nine games in a row from January 5 to February 1, but it’s been up-and-down for the team since. They’ve lost two of their last four games, but still hold a comfortable lead in first place in the Big Ten with a 12-3 conference record. Indiana, which beat Purdue 78-74 on February 4, is in second place at 9-5.

Purdue averages 73.9 PPG, so it was a surprise they were limited to just 58 by Northwestern. They shot just 36 percent on 17-for-47 shooting in that game and hit only 5-for-22 three-point attempts.

The Boilermakers, however, aren’t much of a three-point team. Led by Canadian center Zach Edey, they like to get the ball down low in the post and let the big man go to work. Edey is averaging 22.2 points and 13 rebounds per game. The Boilermakers are ninth in the country, with 36.9 rebounds per game.


Maryland Betting Preview

Although they’re three games back of the Boilermakers for first in the Big Ten, there’s still a path for Maryland to finish atop the conference, but they’ll need some help. A win tonight would also be a big help.

Maryland lost 58-55 to Purdue on the road on January 22. They were down 35-21 at halftime but rallied to make it a one-score game. They’ll have a shot at redemption at home, where they’re 13-1 this season. Moreover, the Terrapins are 4-2 all-time at home against the Boilermakers.

Maryland benefits from balanced scoring. They have four players averaging double-digit points per game. Guard Jahmir Young is the team’s leading scorer with 16.2 PPG; he has scored above his average, however, in eight of his last 10 games.


Purdue vs. Maryland Betting Odds and Prediction

The line for Thursday’s game has yet to be released, but expect the Terrapins to be slight moneyline favorites given their impressive 13-1 record at home this season. They may even be given 1 or 2 points against the spread (ATS).

If that’s the case (or if Purdue are favored on the spread), then it’s not a bad idea to take the Terrapins ATS. Maryland is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games against Purdue.

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