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Illinois State vs. Maryland - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland Terrapins (3-0) at Illinois State Redbirds (2-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)

The Line: Illinois State Redbirds +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Maryland Terrapins and the Illinois State Redbirds face off on Tuesday in Cancun in college basketball action.

The Maryland Terrapins are off to a 3-0 start to the season and they are ranked second in the nation. Maryland is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 50.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 16.3 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 14 points and 7.0 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Diamond Stone is averaging 9.0 points. Maryland is an early favorite to win the Big Ten but it’s a long way to go to get there.

Illinois State vs. Maryland - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Illinois State Redbirds are 2-2 this season alternating wins and losses. Illinois State is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell leads the Redbirds averaging 17 points per game. Paris Lee is averaging 9.8 points, Deontae Hawkins is averaging 9.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Roland Griffin is averaging 7.5 points. Illinois State will need to be at the top of their game to compete in this one.

Maryland is 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 neutral site games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games. Illinois State is 5-2 against the spread against the Big Ten and 7-15 against the spread in their last 22 games.

This is a pretty bug number but this isn’t a good Illinois State team so I will lay the big number.

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Maryland Terrapins -9.5

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