Terrapins vs. Cornhuskers Prediction
The 24th-ranked Maryland Terrapins have lost three of their last four games and are desperate for a win tonight at the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Can Maryland get the job done despite being small underdogs?
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cornhuskers are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 137.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 75 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Terrapins struggle at Badgers
Maryland lost by a count of 69-61 Friday night at Wisconsin to drop to 17-6 overall and 8-4 in the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins were outscored 38-25 in the second half after leading by five at halftime. Maryland shot 25-of-58 from the floor, 8-of-20 from 3-point range and 3-of-8 at the free throw line. Eric Ayala paced the Terrapins with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also contributed two rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Bruno Fernando accounted for 13 points, 10 boards and two blocks. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 16 points, three dimes, and two rebounds.
Cornhuskers lose fifth in a row
Nebraska fell to 13-9 overall and 3-8 in the Big Ten Saturday with a 71-64 loss at Illinois. The Cornhuskers trailed 38-29 at halftime and were unable to recover. Nebraska shot 25-of-70 from the field, 3-of-23 from 3-point range and 11-of-21 at the free throw line. James Palmer Jr. led the Cornhuskers with 22 points on 6-of-20 shooting including 2-of-7 on 3-point tries plus 8-of-12 at the free throw line. He also tallied eight rebounds and two assists. Tanner Borchardt had 12 points and 10 caroms. Thomas Allen added 10 points, three rebounds and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following a straight up loss.
The Cornhuskers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. Nebraska is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games.
Both teams have struggled lately, with Nebraska not putting it together since a couple key injuries have deflated what was once a promising season. But the Cornhuskers are at home and history is on their side with ATS numbers showing how well they play on their home court. In fact, it wasn't long ago that Nebraska had a 20-game home winning streak. Maryland has Purdue at home and Michigan on the road following this contest, so it will play with desperation and perhaps a bit too desperate. Go with Nebraska here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS -2