Michigan State Spartans vs. Maryland Terrapins - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (27-5) vs. Maryland Terrapins (25-7)
March 12, 2016 3:30 PM EST
The Line- Michigan State -6.5 Over/Under 146.5 See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans will face off against the Maryland Terrapins in the Semifinal of the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
The Michigan State Spartans come into this game with a 27-5 record and are 2nd in the Big Ten. The Spartans are coming off of a quarterfinal win over the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Spartans are led by one of the best players in the country Denzel Valentine who is averaging 19.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds with 7.5 assists. Bryn Forbes is second on the team with 15.1 points per game and 2.2 rebounds. The Spartans will try to advance to the Championship game with a win here.
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The Maryland Terrapins come into this game with a 25-7 record and are 3rd in the Big Ten. The Maryland Terrapins are coming off a quarterfinal won over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Melo Trimble who is averaging 14.4 points per game and 5.1 assists has led the Terrapins. Diamond Stone is second on the team with 12.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds.
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 neutral site games. The Terrapins are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record. Michigan State is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games. The Spartans are 26-10 against the spread in their last 36 games overall.
The Michigan State Spartans have been one of the best teams in the Big Ten this year. They are led by the best player in the Big Ten Denzel Valentine. The Maryland Terrapins have been are coming off an easy win over Nebraska. Michigan State will rely heavily on the play of Denzel Valentine and i think he delivers with a win for the Spartans but it i think Marylnad will keep it close.