Maryland Terrapins at Purdue Boilermakers ATS Prediction

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It will be a clash between two exceptional defenses when the Purdue Boilermakers (5-3, 0-1 Big 10) challenge the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins (7-1, 1-0 Big 10) at Mackey Arena. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Maryland Terrapins at Purdue Boilermakers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Boilermakers dismantled the Fairfield Stags 90-57, while the Terrapins defeated the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 73-67.

The Terrapins had a much better free throw rate (0.339 vs. 0.138) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 25.6). Meanwhile, Purdue dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.203 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0. Fairfield was 0.083 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats. Purdue rallied around Carsen Edwards, who finished with 30 points. Jalen Smith, meanwhile fueled Maryland with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The Boilermakers dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the most recent matchup, Purdue won 75-67. The Boilermakers’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Terrapins. Purdue had a rate of 5.5, while Maryland posted a mark of 19.0.

This matchup figures to be a shootout as two of the country’s premier offenses battle. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Purdue ranks sixth with 118.6 points per 100 possessions and Maryland is 56th (111.8). Moreover, the Terrapins rank 34th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.282), while the Boilermakers rank ninth in opponents’ FTA rate (0.174).

Maryland Terrapins at Purdue Boilermakers ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Maryland, ATS Winner – Maryland, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Purdue ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Maryland ranks 245th (7.0).
  • The Boilermakers rank 29th in assists per game (16.0) while the Terrapins rank 112th (14.4).
  • Maryland ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (30.4) while Purdue ranks 29th (31.9).
  • The Boilermakers rank 87th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the Terrapins rank 259th (19.4).
  • Purdue ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Maryland ranks 167th (3.5).