Tuesday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: Purdue-Maryland, St. Bonaventure-Saint Joseph’s

Feb 12, 2019 09:12 PM EST
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Purdue G Carsen Edwards (3), Maryland G Anthony Cowan Jr. (1)

We’re 33 days away from Selection Sunday. The NCAA Tournament selection committee even gave us a taste of how the top 16 seeds could be formatted come March Madness. And the action is beginning to simmer as a result, with 12 ranked teams taking the court on Tuesday.

Among them are No. 12 Purdue, which travels to No. 24 Maryland, while unranked St. Bonaventure faces Saint Joseph’s in an A-10 showdown.

What are the best plays in these two matchups? Let’s break them down.


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Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers at Maryland Terrapins

  • Spread: Pick’em
  • Over/Under: 145
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network

The Boilermakers (14-9 against the spread) have covered in seven of their past eight games while winning all of them outright. Other than an overtime victory at Penn State, Matt Painter’s crew hasn’t faced much adversity over this stretch.

Enter the Terrapins (13-10-1 ATS), who have failed to cover in three of their past five affairs. Nevertheless, Maryland is one of the more under-appreciated Big Ten teams, and it’ll have a clear-cut size advantage on Purdue in this one.

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