Rutgers vs. Maryland - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rutgers vs. Maryland - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins (23-6) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -1.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5

TV: BTN

The Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

The Maryland Terrapins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 72.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 16.2 points and 4.3 assists while Jalen Smith is averaging 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Ayala is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have won five of their last six road games.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 69.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Geo Baker is averaging 10.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Akwasi Yeboah is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Johnson is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have won five of their last six home games.

The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are one of the better home teams in the Big Ten where they win by an average of 14.3 points and allow just 36.5 percent shooting from the field. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are also 11-5-1 against the spread at home. With that said, the Maryland Terrapins have been the better team overall, and it seems like they're getting better with wins in 10 of their last 12 tries and wins in five of their last six road games. It's hard for me to turn down free points with the better team, so the Terps it is. 

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Randy’s Pick Maryland Terrapins +1.5

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