Maryland Terrapins vs. Penn State Nittany Lions - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (9-4) at Maryland Terrapins (11-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The 4th ranked Maryland Terrapins will host the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Maryland comes into this game with a 11-1 record and are currently 4th in the Big ten. The Terrapins are riding a 5 game win streak with their most recent game being a 87-67 victory over Marshall. Through 12 games this season the leading scorer for Maryland has been Melo Trimble who is averaging 14.8 points per game and 5.8 assists. Robert Carter is second on the team with 13.0 points per game and 6.6 rebounds.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this game with a 9-4 record and are currently 8th in the Big Ten. Penn State won their last game 75-69 over Kent State. Through 13 games this season the leading scorer for Penn State has been Brandon Taylor who is scoring 16.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds. Shep Garner is second on the team with 14.7 points per game and 2.7 assists. Penn State will try to pull off this upset on the road.
Penn State is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. Big Ten opponents. Penn State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 Wednesday games. Maryland is 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. Big Ten opponents. The Terrapins are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 home games.
The Maryland Terrapins are one of the best teams in the country and shouldnt have much trouble here with Penn State. Penn State will struggle here on the road in a tough environment. Take the Terrapins to cove at home.