Maryland vs. Penn State Pick
Will No. 21 Maryland bounce back from a loss this weekend when it hits the road to face Penn State today at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Maryland is the favorite on the road, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -4 points against the Nittany Lions. The over/under total for the game is listed at 142 points. Maryland has won three straight in this series while Penn State has covered in two of the last three meetings.
Maryland saw a seven-game win streak snapped against Purdue on Saturday, 73-72. The Terrapins are now 20-3 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten. Maryland has pushed or covered in their last eight and now sit at 12-6-3 against the spread on the season. Maryland averages 74.8 points per game on offense while allowing just 67.3. Melo Trimble is averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 assists per game to lead the team while Justin Jackson is adding 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
Penn State has lost two straight and five of its last six to fall to 12-12 overall and 4-7 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are also just 1-4-1 against the spread in these last six games to drop to 11-9-1 against the spread on the season. PSU is averaging 72.1 points per game on offense this season while allowing 71.8 on defense. Shep Garner is adding 13 points per game to lead the Nittany Lions while Tony Carr is adding 12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4 assists per contest.
Maryland has been a steady team all season, especially in the Big Ten. The Terrapins were an underdog in the loss to Purdue and still pushed. Penn State is having trouble against most teams right now and I expect that continue against the Terps. Maryland is an impressive 8-0-1 against the spread on the road.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND -4