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Nebraska vs. Maryland - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland Terrapins (25-5) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-16)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Maryland Terrapins and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Sunday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Maryland Terrapins hope to build on their six-game winning streak. On the season, Maryland is averaging 69.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16 points and 3.1 assists while Dez Wells is averaging 15 points and five rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have four players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 75.4 percent from the line and 37.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four straight games.

Nebraska vs. Maryland - 3/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to snap a seven-game skid. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 61.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 14.9 points and 2.1 assists. Tarin Smith is shooting 46.8 percent and David Rivers is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 28.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four straight games. Walter Pitchford is questionable with a hip injury.

The Terrapins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. 

Nebraska has burned a hole in a pocket this season, but I keep foolishly backing them thinking they're going to break out of their funk. Well, the good news is this is the last regular season game for the Cornhuskers. I'll take the free bucket on senior day. 

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