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Rutgers vs Maryland Prediction Basketball Picks 2-25-24

Maryland Terrapins (14-13) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-12)
February 25, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -1; Over/Under: 126
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The Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Sunday in college basketball action from the RAC. Maryland is coming off a loss to Wisconsin that dropped the Terrapins to 14-13 overall. As for Rutgers, they’re 14-12 following a loss to Purdue. Let’s get into our Maryland vs. Rutgers prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Maryland Terrapins

Maryland managed to go a sketchy 11-8 over their first 19 games this year. After beating Iowa and Nebraska in consecutive outings, the Terrapins have since gone 1-5. The losses in that time came versus Michigan State, Rutgers, Ohio State, Illinois and Wisconsin (with a win over Iowa).

In the Wisconsin game on Tuesday, the Terrapins took a 37-29 deficit into the second half. Maryland hit a 41-37 run the rest of the way but couldn’t come back in a 74-70 loss. Leading the team was Jahmir Young with his 20 points, two rebounds and three assists.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Over on the Rutgers side, they posted a .500 run over their first 20 outings at 10-10 overall. The Knights would then hit a four-game win streak over Michigan, Maryland, Wisconsin and Northwestern. The last two games have both been losses though, to Minnesota and Purdue.

In the Purdue matchup on Thursday, the Knights were drilled 52-33 in the first half alone. Rutgers didn’t get any closer than that, limping to a 96-68 blowout loss with a 44-35 second half. Jeremiah Williams was the team’s top scorer with his 12 points, three rebounds and two assists.


I’ll stick with Rutgers. This should be a pretty good matchup if both teams play well, though. Rutgers didn’t stand much of a chance on the road against a great Purdue team in their last outing and got out-rebounded 35-22 while giving up 58.9 percent shooting to the Boilermakers. If there’s good news it’s that the Knights are scoring reasonably well lately with 68 or more points in three of the last four.

These teams last saw each other in a 56-53 road win for Rutgers back on February 6. Neither team shot very well in that one (both under 40 percent) and each team coughed up 15 turnovers in a sloppy outing. Rutgers should benefit from the home rematch but Maryland will make this one interesting if the Terrapins play well.

Andrew's Free Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -1

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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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