Maryland vs. Northwestern - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northwestern Wildcats (10-9) at Maryland Terrapins (17-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Maryland Terrapins and the Northwestern Wildcats face off on Sunday at the Comcast Center in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Maryland Terrapins are 17-3 this season and they are ranked 13th in the nation. Maryland is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 15.8 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, Dez Wells is averaging 13.3 points, and Richaud Pack is averaging 7.8 points. Maryland is 12-1 at home and 5-2 in the Big Ten.
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The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-9 this season and they have lost their last five games. Northwestern is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Bryant McIntosh leads the Wildcats averaging 12.4 points per game. Tre Demps is averaging 12 points, Alex Olah is averaging 11.8 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Vic Law is averaging 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Northwestern is 2-3 on the road and 1-5 in the Big Ten.
Maryland is 7-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 44-20-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Northwestern is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games.
Northwestern isn’t a good team when it comes to record but when it comes to the number they cover and they do that again here.