Penn State vs. Maryland - 2/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (16-9) at Penn State Nittany Lions (16-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Maryland Terrapins could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 75.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan is averaging 16.2 points and five assists while Kevin Huerter is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Justin Jackson is dishing 1.9 assists and Bruno Fernando is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have lost five straight road games.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions also need a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 76.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Tony Carr is averaging 19.5 points and 4.8 assists while Lamar Stevens is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Mike Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Reaves is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won five of their last six home games.
The Terrapins are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Nittany Lions are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 Wednesday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Nittany Lions last 10 overall and the under is 6-0 in Terrapins last 6 overall.
The Maryland Terrapins beat Penn State by six point last month as 3.5 point favorites, and they've won five of the last six meetings against Penn State overall. However, Maryland hasn't been good on the road this season where it's allowing 49.2 percent shooting and is being outscored by 9.3 points. Maryland hasn't won a road game since the beginning of December against Illinois. Penn State is outscoring teams by 15 points at home and has allowed only a combined 103 points in its last two home games. Have to eat the bucket with the Nittany Lions here.