Nebraska vs. Maryland Prediction
Can Nebraska manage another upset in the Big Ten Tournament when the Cornhuskers face No. 21 Maryland today at 2:55PM ET?
715 Nebraska vs. 716 Maryland
Thursday, March 14, 2019
2:55PM ET – United Center
TV: Big Ten Tournament
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Maryland is the favorite in this game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -6 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 135 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cornhuskers upset Rutgers
Nebraska is the 13th seed in this week’s tournament and the Cornhuskers are coming off a 68-61 win over Rutgers last night as a 1.5-point underdog. Nebraska has won and covered in two straight. The Cornhuskers are now 17-15 on the season, 7-14 in Big Ten games, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 15-15-1 against the spread and 16-14 with the under.
The Cornhuskers are strong defensively, giving up just 66.6 points per game while opponents shoot 41.7 percent from the field. Offensively, Nebraska is averaging 72 points per game while shooting only 42.9 percent from the field. James Palmer Jr. is leading the team with 19.6 points per game while Glynn Watson Jr. is adding 13 points per contest.
Maryland struggling for consistency
Maryland is the fifth seed this week and is coming off a 69-60 win over Minnesota last weekend, but the Gophers are haven’t been able to put together long win streaks most of the season. The Terrapins are 22-9 on the season, 13-7 in Big Ten games, 1-1 on a neutral floor, 16-14-1 against the spread and 16-15 with the under.
Like the Huskers, Nebraska has been a great defensive team this season, allowing just 64.9 points per game while holding opponents to only 39.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Maryland averages 71.7 points per game while shooting 45.7 percent as a team. Anthony Cowan Jr. is leading the team with 15.9 points per game while Bruno Fernando is adding 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 Big Ten games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against a winning team.
Maryland is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games on a neutral site and 5-2 ATS in their last seven against a winning team.
Maryland won both meetings this season with Nebraska, earning a 60-45 win on the road just a month ago. The Cornhuskers had a nice showing last night, but have the challenge of facing a physical, defensive team less than 24 hours later. It’s going to be hard for the Cornhuskers to have the legs to really compete for 40 minutes. Maryland is fresh and should be able to lock in on defense against the tired legs of Nebraska.
College Basketball Prediction: Maryland -6