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Iowa vs Maryland Basketball Picks 1-24-24

Maryland Terrapins (11-8) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (11-7)
January 24, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -4.5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday night. Two 3-win teams go at it in Big Ten play, who gets win #4? Let’s dive in and find out with our Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction

Maryland Team Preview

The Maryland Terrapins come into this game looking to rebound from a 61-59 loss at the hands of Michigan State last time out. Jahmir Young leads the Terrapins in scoring and assists with 20.7 PPG and 4.1 APG while Julian Reese has 13.4 PPG and a team-high 9.8 RPG to lead the Terrapins on the glass. Donta Scott has 11 PPG with 4.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Maryland up to this point in the year. As a team, Maryland is averaging 70.2 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field, 28.3% from three and 70.5% from the foul line up to this point in the year.

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Iowa Team Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this one looking to bounce back after an 84-70 loss to Purdue last time out. Ben Krikke leads the Hawkeyes in scoring with 16.5 PPG along with 5.2 RPG while Payton Sandfort has 14.3 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Hawkeyes on the glass this season. Tony Perkins has 14.4 PPG with 4.2 RPG and a team-high 4.2 APG to lead the Hawkeyes In assists while Owen Freeman has 10.8 PPG with 5.8 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Iowa so far this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 86.1 PPG on 48% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 75.1% from the foul line this season.

Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction

I’m backing Iowa here. The Terps have the best defense in the Big Ten, but one of the worst offenses and I’m not sure the Terrapins can hold down Iowa for a full 40 minutes. Iowa’s been able to break down some of the better defenses in the Big Ten before and I just don’t think Maryland can keep up here. Give me the Hawkeyes at home in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Iowa -4.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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