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Maryland vs. Northwestern - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern Wildcats (15-4) at Maryland Terrapins (16-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Xfinity Center)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins -12 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Maryland Terrapins and the Northwestern Wildcats face off on Tuesday in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Maryland Terrapins are 16-2 this season and they are coming off of a 35-point home win over Ohio State. Maryland is averaging 79 points per game and they are shooting 51.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 13.7 points per game. Diamond Stone is averaging 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Jake Layman is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Maryland remains one of the top teams in the nation despite their recent loss at Michigan.

Maryland vs. Northwestern - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats are 15-4 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Northwestern is averaging 76 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Bryant McIntosh leads the Wildcats averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 assists per game. Tre Demps is averaging 14.4 points, Alex Olah is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Derek Pardon is averaging 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Northwestern was looking strong but they are coming off their worst game of the year losing by nine points at home to Penn State.

Maryland is 10-2 against the spread against the Big Ten, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Northwestern is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 12-5-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record.

This is just a ton of points and I will take Northwestern to cover in this spot. 

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Northwestern Wildcats +12

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