Maryland vs. Indiana - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (17-7) at Maryland Terrapins (19-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers and Maryland Terrapins meet Wednesday at the XFINITY Center.
The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last six games and would love a fifth win over a ranked team. On the season, Indiana is averaging 79.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 72.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16 points and 4.8 assists. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers have seven players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.8 percent from the line and 40.9 percent shooting from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last eight games.
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The Maryland Terrapins look to get back on track after splitting their last six games. On the season, Maryland is averaging 70.8 point son 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 15.4 points and three assists while Dez Wells is averaging 13.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is shooting 39.1 percent from the field. The Maryland Terrapins have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in 10 of its last 13 games.
The Hoosiers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Terrapins are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games following a S.U. loss. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
While I like this Indiana squad, Maryland at home and the small chalk is just too good to pass up. The Terrapins should beat up the Hoosiers on the glass and cover this number as it gets late in the second half.