Wildcats vs. Terrapins Prediction:
The 21st-ranked Maryland Terrapins have dropped their last two games as they get set to host the Northwestern Wildcats tonight. Will Maryland shrug off its recent defeats to take care of business in this spot?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
XFINITY Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Terrapins are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 132 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 80 percent of public bets are being placed on host Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wildcats stumble at Wisconsin
Northwestern could not figure things out at the Badgers Saturday as it lost 62-46 to drop to 12-8 overall and 3-6 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats trailed 34-24 at halftime and were unable to recover. Northwestern shot 16-of-54 from the floor, 7-of-19 on 3-point tries and 7-of-8 at the free throw line. Dererk Pardon paced the Wildcats with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting plus 2-of-11 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Anthony Gaines added eight points, three boards and three assists.
Terrapins upset at MSG
Maryland lost 78-67 Saturday afternoon to Illinois at Madison Square Garden. The Terrapins (16-5, 7-3 Big Ten) were outscored 48-33 in the second half of the defeat. Maryland shot 20-of-45 from the floor, 6-of-19 from 3-point distance and 21-of-24 from 3-point range. Bruno Fernando paced the Terrapins with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting plus 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also notched 10 rebounds and two steals. Anthony Cowan contributed 18 points, five assists and four rebounds. Jalen Smith added 11 points and seven caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Big Ten games.
The Terrapins are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 home games. Maryland is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 Tuesday games.
While the last Maryland loss was out of character, it can be excused for falling at a very strong Michigan State squad. Prior to that, the Terrapins had won seven in a row to find themelves ranked. Look for Maryland to latch onto the winning formula again tonight and cover the spread against a Northwestern team that struggles to put points on the board.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND TERRAPINS -7.5