Against the Spread Pick
The Purdue Boilermakers are full of confidence after taking down the Big Ten leading Michigan State Spartans on Sunday by 29 points. They now travel to Maryland to face the Terrapins at Xfinity Center, and the Terps will be hungry to rebound from back-to-back road losses against Iowa and Wisconsin. In a league that has favored the home team in almost every game, Maryland is the likely favorite here, but Purdue has been known to give the Terrapins fits. The Boilermakers have snuck out with wins in two of the last three head-to-head meetings, yet the Terrapins were able to cover the spread in all three games. Two of those games were played in West Lafayette, which gives the Boilermakers some other energy, that they seem to not be able to replicate away from home. Purdue is 2-4 ATS in their last six games. Maryland has won 11 straight home games, and it isn’t likely they drop this match-up either. They are also worth taking the -5 here.
Over Under Pick
Purdue feels like a completely different team, as they were able to demolish Michigan State in their previous game. Yet they only put up 71 points, in a game that featured a Spartan team that had been averaging around 80 points per game. Maryland has looked ugly in their last few games, as their highest point total was 67 in their last home game. The Boilermakers are truly a different team when not in West Lafayette, as they not only have struggled on the road but they also only managed 37 points three games ago against Illinois. The under has fared quite well in four of the last five head-to-heads. Reaching a 123-point total seems reasonable, so take the over.