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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland Terrapins (22-4) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-19)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Maryland Terrapins will travel to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a Big Ten game on Thursday.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-19 (0-13) and are coming off of a loss to Iowa by a score of 75-71. Minnesota has lost 14 games in a row and is currently tied for last in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota is averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 74.6 points per game. Minnesota is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Nate Mason is averaging 13.7 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for Minnesota. Joey King is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota is shooting 70.7% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 41.2% on all field goal attempts.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Maryland Terrapins are 22-4 (10-3) and are coming off of a loss to Wisconsin by a score of 70-57. Maryland has won 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Big Ten standings. Maryland also has conference losses to Michigan State and Michigan. Maryland is averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 64.2 points per game. Maryland is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.2 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for Maryland. Diamond Stone is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Terrapins. Maryland is shooting 75.6% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 49.4% on all field goal attempts.

Maryland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 13-3-1 in Maryland’s last 17 games. Minnesota is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. Minnesota is 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2 in Minnesota’s last 7 home games.

Minnesota hasn’t been able to get a conference win yet this season and will have their hands full when Maryland comes to town. Maryland is the better team in this matchup and should have no problem winning this game. I like Maryland here. 

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