Oklahoma State vs. Maryland - 12/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (10-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Maryland Terrapins face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-1 this season with most of their wins coming in lopsided fashion. Oklahoma State is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.9 points and their opponents are shooting 36.7 percent. Le’Bryan Nash leads the Cowboys averaging 17.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Phil Forte is averaging 17.1 points, Michael Cobbins is averaging 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Anthony Hickey is averaging 8.5 points. This is Oklahoma State’s first game against a ranked team.
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The Maryland Terrapins are 10-1 this season and they are ranked 17th in the nation. Maryland is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.7 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 15.8 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, Richaud Pack is averaging 9.3 points, and Jared Nickens is averaging 7.1 points. This is Maryland’s first true road game this season.
Oklahoma State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-5-1 against the spread after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. Maryland is 9-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record.
I like the Cowboys to win this one but I have the Terps covering this generous number.