Maryland vs. Nebraska - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-12) at Maryland Terrapins (21-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Maryland Terrapins play Thursday night at the XFINITY Center.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost five of their last six games and look for their first ranked win. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 62.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 18.6 points and five rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Benny Parker is shooting 37.4 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 28.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in six straight games.
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The Maryland Terrapins hope to keep things rolling after winning four of their last six games. On the season, Maryland is averaging 70.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 15.7 points and three assists while Dez Wells is averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have five players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 74.3 percent from the line and 37.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Cornhuskers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I was high on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but they've clearly been a major letdown this season. Still, while Maryland should win this game, I can't turn down the solid amount of points against a Teraps squad that's covered just once in its last seven games. Give me the points.