Purdue vs Maryland Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Don't Expect Fireworks at Xfinity Center)

Purdue vs Maryland Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Don't Expect Fireworks at Xfinity Center)


Purdue vs Maryland Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 3 Purdue (23-3, 12-3 Big Ten) vs. Maryland (17-8, 8-6 Big Ten)
  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Xfinity Center -- College Park, Maryland
  • Coverage: BTN

Thursday, Feb. 16's NCAA college basketball schedule features a massive Big Ten collision between the No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers and Maryland Terrapins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Purdue hopes to bounce back following Sunday's 64-58 loss to Northwestern. Defeating the Terrapins won't be easy for the Boilermakers, though. Maryland has won eight consecutive home games, most recently tallying a 74-68 win against Penn State over the weekend.

Can Purdue stop its road skid at two games? Or will Maryland figure out a way to extend its home winning streak?

Purdue vs Maryland Odds & Spread

Purdue enters this contest as the slight road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 131.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Purdue vs Maryland Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Purdue is 12-14-0 this year.
  • As 1.5-point favorites or more, the Boilermakers are 9-13 against the spread.
  • Purdue has played 26 games this season, and 11 of them have hit the over.
  • Maryland has beaten the spread 15 times in 25 games.
  • The Terrapins have an ATS record of 3-5 as 1.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • There have been eight Maryland games (out of 25) that hit the over this year.
Purdue Rank Purdue AVG Maryland AVG Maryland Rank
131st 73.9 Points Scored 70.8 195th
15th 61.7 Points Allowed 62.8 25th
9th 36.8 Rebounds 32.0 171st
21st 11.0 Off. Rebounds 8.9 153rd
193rd 7.3 3pt Made 6.4 289th
31st 15.7 Assists 11.2 323rd
57th 10.8 Turnovers 10.3 30th

Purdue vs Maryland Prediction & Pick

Purdue has been shaky away from home recently, dropping its last two road games by a combined score of 143-132. Only shooting 11-of-40 (27.5%) from three-point range in those outings certainly didn't help. Now, the Boilermakers must take on the Terrapins, who only surrender 5.7 threes (No. 25) on 31.7% shooting (No. 57).

Maryland's terrific home defense will likely frustrate Purdue. The Terrapins have only surrendered 60.1 PPG over their eight-game home winning streak. While the Boilermakers can score with the best of them, the fact that they only scored 58 points in their road loss to Northwestern raises some red flags.

It's going to be a tight affair, but recent momentum gives Maryland a legitimate shot at upsetting the nation's No. 3 program.

Final Score Prediction: Maryland: 68 | Purdue: 63

Purdue vs Maryland Best Bet

Whenever Purdue and Maryland collide, there tend to be fewer points than expected on the board. The under is 7-1 in the last eight Boilermakers-Terrapins matchups, seeing an average of 124.6 points scored in those games.

With Purdue and Maryland finished with fewer than 131.5 points in each of their last three meetings, brace for another low-scoring affair tonight.

Bet: Under 131.5 Points (-105)

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