Purdue vs Maryland prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Sunday, February 13
Purdue vs Maryland How To Watch
Date: Sunday, February 13
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Purdue (21-4), Maryland (11-13)
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Purdue vs Maryland Game Preview
Why Maryland Will Win
On a four-game losing steak, Maryland is having defensive issues without enough takeaways or stops inside or out. What is it doing right?
It’s hitting its threes.
Not normally a great outside shooting team, it cranked up 14 threes in the 110-87 loss to Iowa and came up with ten in the 82-67 loss to Ohio State. The team can’t hang shot for shot with the Boilermakers, but if they can start putting the pressure on from the outside early, they might have a shot.
How did Purdue lose to Michigan 82-58 a few days ago? The Wolverines nailed 12-of-21 from three.
As good as Purdue is overall, the defense allows ways too many made shots. Everyone seems to be hitting from outside lately, but …
Why Purdue Will Win
Maryland isn’t cranking up the offense even with the threes.
The offensive rebounds aren’t there, the inside shooting is erratic, there are way too many turnovers, and in general, there aren’t enough offensive options to keep things going against the versatile Boilermakers.
Even with the loss to Michigan, Purdue is still the best scoring team in the Big Ten. It’s still the best rebounding team, it’s great from the line, and it’s the best in the conference from three.
Maryland won’t get enough rebounds to make up for the other issues.
What’s Going To Happen
This might be a plucky Maryland team that has its moments, but the three point shooting against Iowa was an aberration.
Purdue is going to be salty.
That Michigan loss was a blip, but that ends now. The dominance at home will continue. Currently 14-0 in Mackey, Purdue will come out hot and cruise from there.
Purdue vs Maryland Prediction, Lines
Purdue 84, Maryland 67
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING
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