Maryland vs. Iowa - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (16-3) at Maryland Terrapins (17-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Maryland Terrapins meet Thursday night at the XFINITY Center.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look to build on their solid nine-game winning streak. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 81.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Peter Jok is averaging 14.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Mike Gesell is dishing 6.9 assists and Dom Uhl is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Hawkeyes are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Maryland Terrapins look for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 77.4 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.5 points and 5.6 assists while Robert Carter is averaging 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Diamond Stone is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.7 assists. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Terps are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins haven’t lost a home game since December 3 of 2014.
The Hawkeyes are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Terrapins are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
We've made big boy money on Iowa this season, especially when it played Michigan State twice this season. I'm very high on the Hawkeyes. However, Maryland is just as talented and is probably the deeper team as well. Add the fact the Terps don't lose at home and we're getting low chalk, you have to side with the home team here.