Maryland vs. Rutgers - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-9) at Maryland Terrapins (13-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -24 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Wednesday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-1 this season and they have won their last seven games since losing to North Carolina. Maryland is averaging 78.9 points and they are shooting 51.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 15.1 points and 6.0 assists per game. Diamond Stone is averaging 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Jake Layman is averaging 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Maryland is ranked third in the nation in the latest polls.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-9 this season and they have lost their first two Big Ten games this season. Rutgers is averaging 68.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Corey Sanders leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 13.4 points per game. Mike Williams is averaging 11.7 points, Bishop Daniels is averaging 9.3 points, and D.J. Foreman is averaging 7.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Rutgers looks to be in for another tough run in the Big Ten this season.
Maryland is 7-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 2-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 1-5 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Rutgers is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-9 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 3-11 against the spread following a loss.
This is just a gigantic spread and while I see it as a mismatch I can’t lay this number.