Maryland vs. Ohio State Pick
Can No. 17 Maryland go on the road and pick up another Big Ten win tonight when it faces Ohio State at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is the slight favorite at home, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -2.5 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 139.5 points. Maryland has won and covered the spread in its last two meetings with Ohio State.
Maryland has won six straight coming into today to improve to 19-2 on the season and 7-1 in the Big Ten. The Terps have covered in six straight as well to get to 11-6-2 against the spread on the season, including an impressive 7-0-1 ATS away from home. Maryland is averaging 74.8 points per game on offense while allowing just 66.8 on defense. Melo Trimble is leading the team with 17.1 points per game while Justin Jackson is adding 11 points and 6 rebounds per contest.
Ohio State is coming off an 85-72 loss at Iowa to fall to 13-9 on the year and 3-6 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are just 8-12 against the spread this season. Ohio State averages 73.4 points per game on offense while giving up 68.3 on defense. At home, the Buckeyes have been giving up 63.7 points. Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 14 points and 6.3 rebounds per game to lead the team while JaQuan Lyle is adding 12.3 points and 5.2 assists per game.
Maryland is a dog today against an Ohio State team that is lacking in many impressive wins, especially in the Big Ten. Maryland has proven it can play well on the road, covering in every game. I like the Terrapins veteran players to lead the way. Trimble is the best player on the floor and he will be able to dictate play and carry Maryland to a win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND +2.5