Can Maryland dominate OSU again?
No. 8 Maryland hopes to live up to being a road favorite today when it faces Ohio State at 1PM ET on CBS.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Maryland is a slight favorite on the road, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -5 points against Ohio State. The over/under total for the contest has not been set.
Following a loss at Michigan State last weekend, Maryland bounce back with a 74-68 win over Iowa at home this week to get within a game of the Big Ten lead at 18-3 overall and 7-2 in the conference. The Terrapins now find themselves as a road favorite, which has only happened three times this season and the Terps were 2-1 ATS in those games. Conversely, Ohio State isn’t used to being a home underdog. The Buckeyes (14-8, 6-3 ATS) are a home dog for the just the second time this season (1-0 ATS) and just the third time since 2014 (1-1 ATS).
The Buckeyes are currently riding a two game win streak, but the wins have come over Penn State and Illinois, who have a combined four Big Ten wins. Maryland hosted Ohio State back on Jan. 16 and handed the Buckeyes an embarrassing 100-65 loss. It was the second-largest win Maryland has had this season. The Buckeyes shot 62 percent from the field and 52 percent from 3-point land. Rasheed Sulaimon was 9 of 10 from the floor and 4 of 5 from 3-point land while Robert Carter was 10 of 13 from the floor and 4 of 4 from the arc. The two combined for 47 points.