Maryland vs. Ohio State Pick
Can Ohio State build off its big win this past weekend when it plays host to Maryland tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored at home, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -4.5 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 143.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio and will air live on ESPN2.
Ohio State is coming off an 80-64 win over Michigan State at home for its third straight win this weekend. The Buckeyes are 13-4 overall, 4-0 in the Big Ten and 7-8 against the spread. Ohio State has covered in its last two games and all four Big Ten contests this year. The Buckeyes are averaging 79.4 points per game this season while allowing 68.4 per game. Keita Bates-Diop is leading the team with 20 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest. C.J. Jackson is adding 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
Maryland is coming off a 91-73 win over Iowa this past weekend to move to 3-2 in the Big Ten. The Terrapins are 14-4 overall and 9-5 against the spread. Maryland has covered in five of its last six lined games. The Terps are averaging 77.8 points per game this season while allowing 65.5 per contest. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 16.2 points and 4.6 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 14.1 points per contest.
Maryland has won and covered the spread in four straight meetings with Ohio State. That includes two trips to Ohio State. The Buckeyes are coming off a big win, but they are just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a win. Maryland has managed to cover in 9 of its last 13 road games and in five of its last six after a win. The public betting is strongly with Ohio State, but I think Maryland will find a way to cover on the road tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND +4.5