Maryland vs. Rutgers - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-7) at Maryland Terrapins (15-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Maryland Terrapins play Wednesday night at the Comcast Center.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have split their last four games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 58.8 points on 38.9 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 13.8 points and 4.2 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Junior Etou is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Mike Williams is shooting 33.1 percent from the field. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a defensive minded team that’s allowing 29.9 percent from downtown and has allowed 65 or less points in six straight games. Offensively, Rutgers is shooting 67.9 percent from the free throw line and 29.5 percent from beyond the arc. Rutgers is 2-2 SU on the road this season.
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The Maryland Terrapins have won eight of their last nine games and look for their fourth conference win. On the season, Maryland is averaging 72.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 15.9 points and 2.9 assists while Jake Layman is averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Dez Wells is the third player averaging double-digit points and Richaud Pack is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have also been winning with a great defense that’s allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in nine straight games. Offensively, Maryland is shooting 74.9 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from downtown. Maryland is 10-1 SU on its home court.
The Scarlet Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Terrapins are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Rutgers may be in over its head here, especially after coming off a big win over Nebraska. This is a letdown game for the Scarlet Knights and it's worse when you see the lack of offense they have. Look for Maryland to win in a blowout.