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Maryland vs Rutgers Basketball Picks 2-6-24

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-10) vs. Maryland Terrapins (13-9)
February 6, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -7.5; Over/Under: +126.5
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play the Maryland Terrapins in a Big Ten game on Tuesday night at the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland. Rutgers has lost three of their last four games, while Maryland has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Rutgers vs Maryland prediction.

Rutgers Preview

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-10 (3-7) this year after they defeated Michigan by a score of 69-59 in their last game. Rutgers trailed 39-30 at the half, but they out scored Michigan 39-20 in the second half for the win. The Scarlet Knights shot 40.3% from the field and were +8 in rebounding margin in the game. Rutgers had lost their previous three games against Penn State, Purdue, and Illinois. The Scarlet Knights are scoring 66.9 points per game with 38.7 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, while allowing 66 points against per game this year. Aundre Hyatt is averaging 11.6 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. Rutgers is shooting 38.8% from the field, 65.2% on free throws, and 28% on three pointers this season.

Maryland Preview

The Maryland Terrapins are 13-9 (5-6) this season after they lost to Michigan State by a score of 63-54 in their last game. Maryland trailed 31-27 at halftime and only scored 27 points in the second half in the loss. The Terrapins shot 30.9% from the field and were -6 in rebounding margin in the game. Maryland defeated Nebraska by a score of 73-51 and Iowa by a score of 69-67 in the two games prior to MSU. The Terrapins are scoring 69.5 points per game with 36.6 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, while allowing 63.4 points against per game this season. Jahmir Young is averaging 20.9 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Maryland is shooting 41.3% from the field, 71.2% on free throws, and 29.3% on three pointers this year. Maryland will meet Ohio State after this one.

Rutgers vs Maryland Betting Prediction

Rutgers is coming off of a road win against Michigan, but they have really struggled in conference play this year. The Scarlet Knights are only shooting 38.8% from the field and they have scored 63 points or fewer in three of their last four games. Maryland has won two of their last three games and they cannot afford to lose this one. The Terrapins are shooting 41.3% from the field and they were just held to 54 points against MSU. Neither one of these teams is very good offensively and I think we are going to see a very low scoring game. Take the under here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Under 126.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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