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Penn State vs Maryland Basketball Picks 3-10-24

Maryland Terrapins (15-15) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (14-16)
March 10, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -2; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Maryland Terrapins and Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at the Bryce Jordan Center. We will take a look at this from a betting perspective and determine the top bets for this game. We will take a look at: 

– The Maryland Terrapins recent form and recent player performance

– The Penn State Nittany recent form and recent player performance

– A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Maryland and Penn State. 

Maryland Suddenly Struggling Again

Maryland is suddenly struggling again and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Indiana, the offense scored 78 points, but the defense gave up 83 points and they ended up losing by five points. Jahmir Young had a strong game putting up 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Maryland is averaging 69.6 points while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. Young has been the top player averaging 20.9 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field. 

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Can Penn State Bounce Back?

Penn State’s last game came against Minnesota and at halftime, they were up 42-30. In the second half the defense was awful though and they ended up losing 75-70. Puff Johnson had a strong game putting up 19 points. Penn State is averaging 75.6 points while their defense is giving up 74.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 121st while the defense is ranked 256th. Kanye Clary is having a strong season averaging 16.7 points while shooting 462 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

Maryland vs Penn State Betting Prediction

Penn State blew the last game, but that isn’t going to be the case again in this game. Penn State is averaging 75.6 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score against this Maryland defense and that is going to be the difference here. Look for Penn State to score at least 75 points here. Back Penn State to win this game and cover the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Penn State -2

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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