Maryland vs. Nebraska Prediction
Big Ten rivals will meet in Lincoln, NE on Friday night when 7-18 Nebraska hosts 11-14 Maryland at 9:00 p.m. ET. Listed as only a slight road favorite, will the Terps cash for bettors or is there a better bet on the board?
895 Maryland Terps (-2.5) at 896 Nebraska Cornhuskers (+2.5); o/u 145.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
TV: Big Ten Network
Maryland Terps DFS Snapshot
Fatts Russell had 24 points (9-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and three steals over 37 minutes during Sunday’s 62-61 loss to Purdue. Russell had one of his best performances of the season Sunday and nearly led the Terrapins to the upset win over Purdue. He’s scored in double figures in each of his seven appearances since returning to the starting five and has averaged 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 34.4 minutes per game across that span.
Nebraska Cornhuskers DFS Snapshot
Bryce McGowens recorded 11 points (3-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and four rebounds in 30 minutes during Sunday’s 98-75 loss to Iowa. McGowens struggled with efficiency during Sunday’s matchup, but he was still one of two starters to score in double figures during the blowout loss. He now has seven consecutive performances with double-digit scoring totals, and he’s averaged 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32.4 minutes per game during that time.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Cornhuskers are 7-1 against the number in their last eight home games and are 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games as a home dog. On the other side, the Terps are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite, are 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine games as a road favorite and are 5-17 at the betting window in their last 22 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS +2.5