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Maryland vs Northwestern Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/26/23

Northwestern Wildcats (20-8) vs. Maryland Terrapins (19-9)
February 26, 2023 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -6.5 / Northwestern Wildcats +6.5 ; Over/Under: 130
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The Northwestern Wildcats and the Maryland Terrapins meet Sunday in college basketball action from Xfinity Center College Park. Northwestern enters this one at 20-8 overall. The Wildcats lost to Illinois in their last game. As for Maryland, they’re currently 19-9 this season following a win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Northwestern Wildcats 

Northwestern managed a 15-5 record over their first 20 games this year. The Wildcats have sine posted a 5-3 record with wins over Wisconsin, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana and Iowa. The losses came versus Iowa, Michigan and Illinois in that time. 

In the Illinois matchup on Thursday, the Wildcats jumped out to a 37-19 lead by halftime. Northwestern was drilled 47-25 in the second however and lost 66-62. Boo Buie led the team in scoring on 35 points and three rebounds. 

Maryland Terrapins 

Over on the Maryland side, they managed a 13-7 run in their first 20 outings. The Terrapins are a nice 6-2 in their last eight games with wins over Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue and Minnesota alongside losses to Michigan State and Nebraska. 

Matched up against Northwestern on Wednesday, the Terrapins were up 47-30 going into the break. Maryland hit another 41 points in the second half and cruised to the win 88-70. Julian Reese managed 21 points with 12 rebounds in the victory. 


I’m going to try Northwestern in this one. The Wildcats are coming off a rough second half against Illinois, a game which goes to show how competitive the Big Ten is these days. Prior to that Northwestern had a five-game win streak going, beating Purdue and Indiana along the way and holding opponents to 63 or fewer points in each outing. Maryland is going to be another tricky matchup, especially at home. The Terrapins have scored 68 or more points in three of their last four and should give Northwestern a run for their proverbial money. Should be a great matchup, but I like the Wildcats better on a cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Northwestern Wildcats +6.5

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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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