Spartans vs. Terrapins Prediction

Michigan State Spartans vs. Maryland Terrapins, 2/29/20 Prediction & Odds

The 24th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will look to avenge an earlier loss to the ninth-ranked Maryland Terrapins when the two teams meet tonight. Can MSU go on the road and carve out a win?

Game Snapshot

705 Michigan State Spartans at 706 Maryland Terrapins

Saturday, February 29, 2020

XFINITY Center at 8PM ET


Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NCAA Basketball Odds & Betting Page


Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are a 2.5-point favorite on teh spread line. The over-under is set at 138 points. As of Saturday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Big second half lifts Spartans

Michigan State earned a 78-70 home victory Tuesday night over Iowa to improve to 19-9 overall and 11-6 in the Big Ten Conference. Rocket Watts paced the Spartans with 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Cassius Winston tallied 20 points, nine assists and five boards. Aaron Henry added 17 points, six caroms and four assists. Michigan State outscored the Hawkeyes 51-37 in the second half after trailing by six at the break.

Morsell lifts Terrapins

Darryl Morsell hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining Wednesday night to send Maryland to a 74-73 victory at Minnesota. The Terrapins outscored the Golden Gophers 43-26 in the second half after trailing by 16 at the break. Jalen Smith led Maryland with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also registered 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. Aaron Wiggins accounted for 16 points, three boards, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots off the bench. Morsell tallied 13 points and nine caroms. Donta Scott accounted for 11 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 10 points, nine assists, three boards and three steals.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Michigan State

The Spartans are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. Michigan State is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games overall.


The favorite is 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The Terrapins are 39-17-4 ATS in their last 60 Saturday games.


The Terrapins and Spartans played one of the weirder college basketball games of the season two weeks ago in East Lansing when the latter rallied back to take a seven-point lead, only to give up the game's final 14 points in a 67-60 defeat. Look for a more focused effort down the stretch out of MSU today, but ultimately I don't see it being enough as Maryland has not lost at home all season and I don't see an inconsistent Michigan State team being the right squad to bet on to snap that streak. It's not March yet for one more day, so there is still time to bet against the Spartans.



College Basketball Predictions

Thumbnail San Diego St vs. UConn Prediction & Odds The NCAA Tournament Championship will take center stage on Monday night in Houston, TX where San Diego State will clash with UConn...
Thumbnail UConn vs. San Diego St. Total Prediction The total for Monday night’s NCAA Tournament Championship Game between UConn and San Diego State moved from 131.5 up to 132.5. Is it wise to follow the line...
Thumbnail Miami vs. UConn Prediction & Odds Number five seed Miami and #4 seed UConn head to Houston to face each other at 8:49 PM ET Saturday night on CBS in the NCAA Tournament...
Thumbnail Florida Atl. vs. San Diego St. Prediction Number nine seed Florida Atlantic and #5 seed San Diego State head to Houston to face each other at 6:09 PM ET Saturday night on CBS in the Final Four of...
Thumbnail North Texas vs. Wisconsin Prediction The NIT semifinals will be played on Tuesday night and the leadoff game pits North Texas against Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

NCAAB Headlines