Michigan State vs. Maryland - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (17-2) at Michigan State Spartans (16-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and the Maryland Terrapins face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Michigan State Spartans are 16-4 this season and they have lost their last three games. Michigan State is averaging 78.6 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.4 percent. Denzel Valentine leads Spartans averaging 18.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. Bryn Forbes is averaging 13.1 points, Eron Harris is averaging 10.2 points, and Matt Costello is averaging 9.6 points and 8.0 rebounds. Michigan State is 8-2 at home and 3-4 in the Big Ten.
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The Maryland Terrapins are 17-2 this season and they have won their last two games since losing at Michigan. Maryland is averaging 78.1 points per game and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terrapins averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 assists per game. Diamond Stone is averaging 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 13.2 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Jake Layman is averaging 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Maryland is 2-2 on the road and 6-1 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State is 2-7 against the spread against the Big Ten, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Maryland is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games, 10-3 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 6-2 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
Maryland’s last trip to the state of Michigan didn’t end well and I don’t see this one ending well either.