Terrapins vs. Badgers Prediction
The 17th-ranked Maryland Terrapins will go into a difficult environment tonight when they play at the Wisconsin Badgers. Can Maryland navigate its way to a victory?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Kohl Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Badgers are a 3.5-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total sits at 124 points. As of Tuesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on host Wisconsin. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Terrapins struggle at Hawkeyes
Maryland lost by a score of 67-49 Friday night at Iowa to fall to 13-3 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten Conference play. Jalen Smith led the Terrapis with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied five rebounds and two blocked shots. Anthony Cowan Jr. added nine points, four boards and three assists. Maryland trailed 38-24 at halftime on its way to the defeat.
Badgers outlast Nittany Lions
Wisconsin secured a 58-49 road win Saturday at Penn State to move to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in conference action. The Badgers led 31-22 at halftime en route to the triumph. Micah Potter paced Wisconsin with 24 points off the bench on 9-of-14 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also ripped down 13 rebounds. Brad Davison contributed 11 points and 13 boards. Kobe King added 10 points, four assists and two caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. Maryland is 1-5 ATS in its last six road games.
The Badgers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Terrapins are 0-3 straight up on the road this season, but I could see them breaking through here. Maryland leans on its defense and matches up well with Wisconsin, The Badgers lost their last game at home to Illinois and could be vulnerable again versus a solid Terrapins squad. I'm taking the more well-rounded squad here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND TERRAPINS +3.5