Ohio State vs. Maryland - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (18-3) at Ohio State Buckeyes (14-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday afternoon at the Value City Arena.
The Maryland Terrapins look to stay red hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 77.3 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.3 points and 5.5 assists while Robert Carter is averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Diamond Stone is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.7 assists. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Terrapins are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last 12 road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 71.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jae'Sean Tate is the third double-digit scorer and JaQuan Lyle is dishing 4.8 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 16 of their last 20 home games.
The Terrapins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Buckeyes are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games.
Ohio State is just too hit or miss for my taste, as you're never sure which Buckeyes team is going to show up. We know what we're getting with Maryland, as the Terps are a legit Top 10 team. I'll eat the reasonable number with the road team.