Terrapins vs. Badgers Prediction
A pair of ranked teams will clash tonight as the 21st-ranked Maryland Terrapins take on the 24th-ranked host Wisconsin Badgers. Will outstanding defense on both sides plus a slow pace of play keep the total under its projection?
Kohl Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Badgers are a 5-point favorite on the spread. The total is set at 130.5 points. As of Friday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host Wisconsin. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Terrapins snap skid
Maryland ended a two-game losing streak Tuesday night at home with a 70-52 victory over Northwestern. The Terrapins (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) led 33-22 at halftime and kept control in the second half. Maryland shot 25-of-54 from the floor, 7-of-16 from 3-point range and 13-of-16 at the free throw line. Bruno Fernando paced the Terrapins with 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out two assists. Jalen Smith added 14 points and nine boards.
Badgers win fourth straight
Wisconsin secured a 62-51 victory Tuesday night at Nebraska to improve to 15-6 overall and 7-3 in conference play. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also accounted for four rebounds and three assists. Ethan Happ tallied 10 points, nine boards and four assists. Nate Reuvers added 10 points and two rebounds. Wisconsin established a 28-21 halftime advantage and continued to lead after the break. The Badgers shot 24-of-55 from the floor, 9-of-23 from 3-point range and 5of-11 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the last five Terrapins games. The over is 9-4 in the last 13 Maryland games following a straight up win.
The under is 5-0 in the last five Badgers games overall. The under is 38-18-4 in the last 60 Wisconsin games against the Big Ten.
The Badgers are ranked fifth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and have leaned on that defense during the current winning streak. Maryland has scored more than 70 points only once in its last five games and among those was a 64-60 home win over Wisconsin, the game prior to the Badgers starting their winning streak. A revenge game bet on Wisconsin could be in play here, but the trends have shown over-unders are too high in Badgers games. Try and take advantage again.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND TERRAPINS/WISCONSIN BADGERS UNDER 130.5