Maryland Terrapins (4-4) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (4-4)
2023-12-06 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Maryland Terrapins -8 -- Over/Under: 140.5
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Maryland Terrapins face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Xfinity Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Penn State vs Maryland prediction.
Penn State is Struggling
Penn State is really struggling heading into this game and they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against Bucknell, the offense only scored 67 points while the defense gave up 76 points. Penn State on the season is averaging 75.8 points while their defense is giving up 69.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 146th and if they want a chance here, the defense is going to need to step up in a big way. Kayne Clary is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 49 percent from the field.
Maryland Looks to Bounce Back
Maryland is coming off a game where they really struggled. Maryland faced off against Indiana, and the offense only scored 53 points and that led to the defeat. Jahmir Young was the top player for Maryland putting up 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Maryland on the season is averaging 68.5 points while their defense is giving up 63 points per game. The defense has been the strength and they are ranked 32nd. Jahmir Young is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field. Both Penn State and Maryland are 4-4 in the Big Ten, where Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio State are at the top with 7-1 records.
Penn State vs Maryland prediction
There are better games on the board to bet, but I do believe there is some value with Penn State here. Maryland is averaging 68.5 points but they aren’t going to run up the score here. Penn State is averaging 75.8 points per game and they are going to run up the score here. I think Penn State can win this game outright, but we will take the points. Back Penn State against the spread.