Iowa vs. Maryland Prediction
Is Maryland a good bet to rebound off its loss to Minnesota and cover against Iowa tonight at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Terps are 7-point home favorites versus the Hawkeyes after opening as an 8.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 153.5 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of sports books.
The Hawkeyes have dropped six of their last 10 games both on the hardwood and at the betting window. They're 10-14 against the spread on the season, which includes an unsightly 1-7 ATS record on the road.
The Terps are coming off back-to-back losses at Wisconsin and to Minnesota but are still 6-4 over their last 10 games. They're also 6-3-1 against the spread during that stretch, although are just 5-7 at the betting window in their 12 lined home games this season.
OUR PREDICTION: The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Terps are 6-2-1 against the number in their last nine home games. Maryland is also 12-4-1 against the spread in its last 17 games overall (all conference games), and has cashed in five of its last seven games as a home favorite. Iowa, meanwhile, is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games as an underdog and has failed to cover in six of its last seven road games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MARYLAND TERPS -7