Terrapins vs. Hawkeyes Prediction
The 12th-ranked Maryland Terrapins are slight favorites tonight on the road at the Iowa Hawkeyes. Can Maryland take care of business in the hostile environment?
Friday, January 10, 2020
Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146.5 points. As of Friday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest updates.
Terrapins topple Buckeyes
Maryland prevailed by a score of 67-55 Tuesday night at home against Ohio State to improve to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins led 28-22 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 20 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 10-of-12 at the free throw line. He also recorded six rebounds and two assists. Jalen Smith accounted for 11 points, seven boards and two blocked shots. Darryl Morsell added 10 points, three caroms, three dimes and two steals.
Hawkeyes falter at Cornhuskers
Iowa lost by a count of 76-70 Tuesday night at Nebraska to drop to 10-5 overall and 1-3 in conference action. The Hawkeyes trailed 38-31 at halftime and were unable to recover. Joe Wieskamp paced Iowa with 21 points on 10-of-23 shooting including 1-of-10 from 3-point distance. He also accounted for seven rebounds and two assists. Luka Garza racked up 16 points, 18 boards and two dimes. Joe Toussaint added 14 points, six caroms and four assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite. Maryland is 20-8 ATS in its last 28 games following three straight home games.
The Hawkeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last five games as a home underdog.
While Maryland is having a fantastic season, it is also 0-2 straight up in true road games with losses at Penn State and Seton Hall. That makes it surprising it is favored tonight against an Iowa team that struggling but has a nice veteran core led by Garza and Wieskamp. Look for the Hawkeyes to come in upset and focused about their recent play and put forth an A-plus effort in front of the home faithful.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES +1.5