Ohio vs. Maryland Pick
Can Maryland make quick work of Ohio when the two teams meet in college basketball action tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Maryland is the clear favorite tonight, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -15.5 points against Ohio. The over/under total for the game is listed at 147 points. Tonight’s game is set to take place from XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Ohio is coming off an 80-37 win over Coppin State last weekend. The Bobcats are 4-3 overall and 1-2-1 against the spread. Ohio is set to play in its first road game tonight. The Bobcats are putting up 80.3 points per game on offense while allowing 73.4 per game. Mike Laster is leading the team with 16.1 points per game while Jordan Dartis is adding 14.7 points per contest.
Maryland is coming off a 92-91 OT win at Illinois this past weekend. The Terrapins are now 7-3 overall and 4-4 against the spread. The Terps are just 2-2 against the spread at home. The Terrapins are averaging 78.5 points per game on offense while allowing 66.3 per contest. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 16.5 points and 4 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.
Ohio won its last meeting with Maryland back in 2007 as an 8-point underdog. However, the Bobcats are playing in their first true road game tonight and that can lead to a lot of problems. Ohio is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight against the Big Ten and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. Maryland is 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a win. The public betting is taking Ohio and the points, but I think Maryland is able to overwhelm Ohio early and cover the spread.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND -15.5