Terrapins vs. Nittany Lions Prediction
The 17th-ranked Maryland Terrapins have won their last two games heading into tonight's tilt at the Penn State Nittany Lions. Will Maryland win again as the small favorites?
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center at 6:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Terrapins are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 136 points. As of Wednesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cowan Jr. leads way past Buckeyes
Maryland earned a 72-62 home victory Saturday over Ohio State to improve to 21-7 overall and 12-5 in the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins led 33-28 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Maryland shot 23-of-47 from the floor, 6-of-17 from 3-point distance and 20-of-25 at the free throw line. Anthony Cowan Jr. paced the Terrapins with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds and four assists. Bruno Fernando contributed 10 points, 10 boards and four assists. Serrel Smith Jr. talied 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench. Darryl Morsel added 10 points, eight caroms, two assists and two steals.
Nittany Lions win second straight
Penn State picked up an 83-76 win Saturday at Illinois to move to 11-16 overall and 4-12 in conference action. The Nittany Lions led 39-32 at halftime and held on from there. Lamar Stevens led PSU with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-10 at the free throw line. He also contributed eight rebounds and two steals. Josh Reaves had 14 points and eight boards. Rasir Bolton accounted for 11 points and four rebounds. Mike Watkins added 10 points, 12 caroms, five blocked shots and two assists. Penn State shot 26-of-53 from the field, 5-of-17 on 3-pointers and 26-of-32 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Nittany Lions are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Penn State is 0-5-1 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
The Nittany Lions have won their last two home games and it would have been three in a row if they had found a way past Purdue in what ended as a 99-90 overtime loss. Maryland has won one of its last two road games, a narrow 66-65 victory at Iowa. Penn State has had its fair share of bad luck this season, but has been very competitive especially at home. There is a reason the Terrapins are only a small favorite and I think the Nittany Lions are the right bet to make on their home floor.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS +1.5