Indiana vs. Maryland - 3/13/15 Big Ten Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland at Indiana Hoosiers (19-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers and Maryland Terrapins meet Friday in the Big Ten quarterfinal.
The Indiana Hoosiers looks for another win after losing five of their last eight. On the season, Indiana is averaging 78 points on 47.1 percent shooting and is allowing 71.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16 points and five assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.4 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have four players averaging at least 9.1 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 41 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or more points in five of its last seven games.
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The Maryland Terrapins look to build on their seven-game winning streak. On the season, Maryland is averaging 69.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16.1 points and 3.1 assists while Dez Wells is averaging 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is dishing 1.2 assists. The Maryland Terrapins have four players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 75.7 percent from the line and 37 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five straight games.
The Hoosiers are 11-23-2 ATS in their last 36 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Terrapins are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Iv'e been high on Indiana all season long and that's not changing here. When the Hooisers get hot, watch out. I'll take a chance on Indiana winning outright.