Minnesota vs. Maryland Pick
Is Maryland having to give up too many points at home when it takes on Minnesota tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Maryland is favored in tonight’s game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -8.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the game is listed at 147.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland and will air live on FS1.
Maryland has lost three of its last four coming into tonight, but the all three losses were on the road. The Terrapins are 14-6 overall, 3-4 in the Big Ten and 10-6 against the spread. Maryland is averaging 76.7 points per game this season while allowing 66.9 per game on defense. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 16.4 points and 4.6 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 13.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest.
Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-84 OT win at Penn State on Monday. The Golden Gophers are now 14-6 overall, 3-4 in the Big Ten and 9-10 against the spread. Minnesota is putting up 80.4 points per game on offense while allowing 72.4 per game. Jordan Murphy is averaging 18.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per game to lead the team while Nate Mason is adding 15.7 points and 4.3 assists per contest.
Maryland has won four of its last six meetings with Minnesota, covering the spread in all four wins. Both teams are somewhat beat up and have been throughout the year. While Minnesota is coming off a win, the Gophers haven’t been a very good team over the last handful of weeks. Maryland is 11-1 at home this season and the Terps have covered in their last five line home games. The public betting is backing Maryland at home. While I don’t love the spread, I do like the Terps to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND -8.5