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Maryland vs Minnesota Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/9/23

Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-21) vs. Maryland Terrapins (20-11)
March 9, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -12.5 / Minnesota Golden Gophers +12.5 ; Over/Under: +128.5
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Maryland Terrapins meet Thursday in Big Ten Tournament college basketball action from the United Center. Minnesota is 9-21 overall on the year. The Gophers beat Nebraska in their Wednesday tournament game. As for Maryland, they’re 20-11 following a loss to Penn State back on Sunday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Golden Gophers were just 7-16 after 23 games this season. Minnesota concluded their slate on a 1-5 run, losing to Penn State, Illinois, Nebraska, Maryland and Wisconsin with a lone win over Rutgers otherwise. 

On Wednesday in the tournament game versus Nebraska, Minnesota took a 37-33 lead into the second half. The Golden Gophers scored another 41 points from there and won the game 78-75. Tops in scoring was Dawson Garcia with 18 points and 13 rebounds. 

Maryland Terrapins 

Over on the Maryland side, they were sitting at 16-8 at the 24-game mark this year. The Terrapins finished off the year on a 4-3 stretch, beating Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota and Northwestern with losses otherwise to Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State. 

In the Penn State rematch back on Sunday, the Terrapins were up 35-22 in the locker room. Maryland was drilled 43-29 in the second half however and lost 65-64. Jahmir Young was the leading team scorer on 26 points and eight rebounds. 


I’ll probably stay with Maryland in this one. The Terrapins took a tough loss to a good Penn State team in their last outing, despite shooting a nice 46 percent from the field with a 28-26 rebounding advantage. That makes just 126 combined points for Maryland over their last two games, so they’re likely going to need to step it up offensively here. As for Minnesota, they’re coming off a gutsy win over Nebraska on Wednesday and are now 2-1 in their last three. The lone loss in that time was by just four points to Wisconsin. These teams have met twice before with Maryland winning both. First was an 81-46 road win on February 4, then an 88-70 outcome at home on February 22. If Maryland plays to their capabilities here, we should see a repeat. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Maryland Terrapins -12.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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