Golden Gophers vs. Terrapins Prediction
The 24th-ranked Maryland Terrapins will try to snap a two-game losing skid tonight when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Is a bet on Maryland to turn things around tonight the smart play to make?
Friday, March 8, 2019
XFINITY Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Terrapins are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 135 points. As of Friday morning, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on host Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Golden Gophers upset Boilermakers
Minnesota earned a 73-69 home victory Tuesday night over Purdue to improve to 20-10 overall and 9-10 in the Big Ten Conference. The Golden Gophers led 37-27 at halftime and held off a Boilermakers comeback attempt after the break. Minnesota shot 21-of-49 from the floor, 4-of-14 from 3-point distance and 27-of-36 at the free throw line. Amir Coffey tied his career-high with 32 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 13-of-18 at the free throw line. He also registered eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Jordan Murphy contributed 13 points, 14 boards and four assists. Dupree McBrayer added 10 points, four boards and four assists.
Terrapins fall short versus Wolverines
Maryland lost by a count of 69-62 Sunday against Michigan to drop to 21-9 overall and 12-7 in conference play. The Terrapins trailed 28-24 at halftime and could not get over the hump after the break. Maryland shot 25-of-58 from the floor, 6-of-20 from 3-point range plus 6-of-10 at the free throw line. Bruno Fernando led the Terrapins with 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also tallied 10 points and six blocked shots. Jalen Smith accounted for 11 points and five boards. Eric Ayala had 10 points, two caroms and two dimes. Darryl Morsell put in 10 points to go with four assists and three rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 10 points and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Gophers are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Terrapins are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. Maryland is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
The fight in Minnesota showed this week against Purdue as it is fighting for a chance at an NCAA Tournament bid. Another strong performance here would turn the committee's heads a little more. With the Terrapins losing their last two, the Golden Gophers might be catching them at the perfect time. Look for Minnesota to take advantage of Maryland not being on top of its game and securing a better result than the 82-67 home loss versus Maryland back on January 8.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS +7