Maryland vs. Wisconsin - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (25-2) at Maryland Terrapins (22-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Maryland Terrapins meet Tuesday at the XFINITY Center.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won 10 straight games and look for their second ranked win. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 72.3 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 55.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.3 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 75.4 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 55 or less points in five straight games.
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The Maryland Terrapins look for a big win after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Maryland is averaging 70.8 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 64.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16.1 points and 3.1 assists while Dez Wells is averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have five players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 74.8 percent from the line and 37.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in eight of its last 12 games.
The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Terrapins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While Maryland is a solid team and Wisconsin has been horrible at covering the number all season long, this is a little bit of chalk to ask the Badgers to handle. Wisconsin should win and cover this reasonable number, but get it while it's still low.