Terrapins vs. Spartans Prediction
The top two teams in the Big Ten Conference will clash tonight when the 19th-ranked Maryland Terrapins travel to play at the sixth-ranked Michigan State Spartans. Can MSU protect its home court and cover the spread tonight?
Monday, January 21, 2019
Breslin Center at 6:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spartans are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 147.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Terrapins win seventh straight
Maryland dominated host Ohio State Friday night by a count of 75-61 to improve to 16-3 overall and 7-1 in Big Ten play. The Terrapins led 45-38 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Maryland shot 25-of-43 from the field, 11-of-17 from 3-point range and 14-of-16 at the free throw line. Anthony Cowan Jr. paced the Terrapins with 20 points on 5-of-13 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also tallied six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Bruno Fernando contributed 13 points, 15 boards and four assists. Darryl Morsel accounted for 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. Jalen Smith added 10 points and six caroms.
Spartans post 11th consecutive win
Michigan State secured a 70-64 victory Thursday night at Nebraska to move to 16-2 overall and 7-0 in the Big Ten. The Spartans led 33-28 at halftime and held on after the break. Cassius Winston led MSU with a career-best 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-9 at the charity stripe. He also notched six assists and three rebounds. Nick Ward added 15 points and 10 boards. Michigan State shot 24-of-55 from the field, 6-of-20 from 3-point range and 16-of-18 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games. Maryland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 Monday games.
The Spartans are 7-0 ATS in their last seven Monday games. Michigan State is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games versus the Big Ten.
The Spartans have an extra day of rest and preparation heading into this contest and are at home, where they have won every game by at least 18 points this season. Michigan State looks to be on a mission in Big Ten play and the Terrapins are overachieving a little bit. While the Spartans are outstanding on both ends of the court, Maryland can have occasional lapses on the defensive end. Look for MSU to pull away here and win by double digits.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -9.5