Terrapins vs. Nittany Lions Prediction
The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins will look to stay unbeaten tonight in Big Ten Conference action at the Penn State Nittany Lions. Can Maryland get the job done on the road?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 77 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Terrapins rally from big deficit
Maryland rallied from 15 points down Saturday afternoon in a 59-58 victory at Illinois to improve to 10-0 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten play. The Terrapins outscored the Fighting Illini 34-19 in the second half of the triumph. Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 2-of-7 shooting from 3-point range plus 6-of-7 at the free throw line. He also racked up seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Jalen Smith accounted for 14 points, 13 boards, three blocked shots and two steals. Darryl Morsell added 10 points and five caroms.
Nittany Lions drop Big Ten opener
Penn State lost by a count of 106-74 Saturday at Ohio State to fall to 7-2 overall and 0-1 in conference action. Izaiah Brockington paced the Nittany Lions with 19 points off the bench on 7-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus He also accounted for three steals. Lamar Stevens tallied 11 points and three rebounds. Seth Lundy added 10 points in 22 minutes as a reserve. Penn State was outscored 60-39 in the second half after trailing by 11 at halftime.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. Maryland is 11-5-1 ATS in its last 17 Tuesday games.
The Nittany Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last four Tuesday games. Penn State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 home games.
This spread is certainly interesting and it shows how far the Penn State program has come. With what is surely to be a racuous home crowd, I like the Nittany Lions' chances here. Penn State already has four top 100 victories this season and it is facing a Maryland squad that is showing it can be vulnerable as it took a big home comeback to get the win over Illinois. I'm taking a shot on the Nittany Lions to pull off what is barely an upset as the spread suggests.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS +1