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Rutgers vs. Maryland - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland Terrapins (24-5) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-19)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Tuesday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The Maryland Terrapins look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, Maryland is averaging 70.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16.2 points and 3.1 assists while Dez Wells is averaging 15 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have five players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 75.2 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in five of its last seven games. Michal Cekovsky is questionable with an ankle injury.

Rutgers vs. Maryland - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights play their last home game and hope to snap a 12-game skid. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 59 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Junior Etou is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Bishop Daniels is dishing 1.8 assists. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have four players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 65.5 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 81 or more points in three straight games.

The Terrapins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 11-28 ATS in their last 39 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. 

Maryland has had a hard time covering the number and didn't exactly handle Rutgers when they met earlier this season. When you add in the fact its the last home game for the Scarlet Knights, I'm taking the points here. 

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