Wisconsin vs. Maryland - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (14-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (9-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
The Maryland Terrapins look to build on their impressive 14-1 start to the year. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 79.5 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 assists while Diamond Stone is averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Robert Carter is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.8 assists. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. Maryland is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last 10 road games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 69.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 15.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.9 points and 2.5 assists. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. Wisconsin is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won 18 of their last 22 home games.
The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Badgers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Right now, Maryland is probably the best team in the Big Ten. Wisconsin has two very good players in Hayes and Koeing, but I don't think the depth is there for the Badgers to keep up. I'll take the far better team in the Terps and the small chalk.