Maryland Terrapins (6-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (6-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and the Indiana Hoosiers meet Monday in college basketball action from Bloomington Assembly Hall.
Maryland enters this game at 6-4. The Terrapins are 1-2 in their last three games, with a win over Wisconsin between losses to Purdue and Michigan. As for Indiana, they’re 6-4 this year as well. The Hoosiers had lost consecutive games before taking out Penn State in their last outing. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Maryland kicked off the year with four straight wins, taking out Old Dominion, Navy, Mount St. Mary’s and Saint Peter’s in succession. After two losses to Clemson and Rutgers, the Terrapins took out La Salle before falling to Purdue 73-70. Maryland then got a big win over Wisconsin before falling to Michigan 84-73.
In the loss to the Wolverines on Thursday, Maryland’s top contributor was Donta Scott with 19 points, six rebounds and two assists. Eric Ayala managed 16 points with three assists and one rebound, and Jairus Hamilton was also in double-digits on 15 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Indiana side, they opened up at 3-1 with wins over Tennessee Tech, Providence and Stanford alongside a loss to Texas. The Hoosiers then lost to Florida State, beat North Alabama and Butler, then lost to Northwestern and Illinois. Indiana’s last game was a tense 87-85 win over Penn State on Wednesday.
In the overtime win over the Nittany Lions, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way on 21 points, six rebounds and two assists. Aljami Durham added 18 points with four assists and two rebounds, and Armaan Franklin chipped in 16 points, one assist and two rebounds in 32 minutes of play.
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in the Hoosiers’ last five Monday games and 7-1 in their last eight after a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, the Terrapins are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Monday games and 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight after a double-digit loss at home. The under is 3-1-1 in Maryland’s last five Monday games and the over is 5-1 in their last six road games.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Indiana here. This should be a pretty great matchup though, and you could probably make a case either way. The Hoosiers posted a pretty nice effort against Penn State in their last game but were outmuscled on the offensive glass 13-4 and in overall rebounds 34-26. As for Maryland, they’ve scored 70 or more in each of their last four games but have also given up 71 or more in three of those. This should be a highly competitive game and a fun one to watch. I think Indiana ekes out a cover as well.