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Maryland vs Ohio State 1/8/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4) vs. Maryland Terrapins (10-5)
January 8, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +1.5 / Ohio State Buckeyes -1.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Maryland Terrapins meet Sunday in college basketball action at the XFINITY Center. The Ohio State Buckeyes look for their 11th win. The Maryland Terrapins look for their 11th win.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 80.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Brice Sensabaugh is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Justice Sueing is averaging 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Zed Key is the third double-digit scorer and Bruce Thornton is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.

The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 71.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 40 percent shooting. Jahmir Young is averaging 13.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Donta Scott is averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Hakim Hart is the third double-digit scorer and Julian Reese is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.

The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The Terrapins are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Buckeyes last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Terrapins last 4 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been the better team this season, and they’re playing the better ball right now, but we do know Maryland is always a tough out at home and if there was a big game to right the ship, this would be it. The Maryland Terrapins win at home by an average of 13.3 points while allowing 40.1 percent shooting. Should be a packed house with the Terps ready to play. I’ll grab the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Maryland Terrapins +1.5

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