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Maryland vs. Nebraska - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nebraska vs. Maryland
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:55 PM (EDT)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Maryland -7 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
BTN
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Maryland Terrapins meet Thursday in the college basketball Big Ten Tournament at the United Center.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for another victory after being the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 71.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 19.1 points and 3.1 assists while Isaac Copeland Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost six of their last seven non-home games.

The Maryland Terrapins enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 71.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 assists while Bruno Fernando is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds. Jalen Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Wiggins is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have lost five of their last seven non-home games.

The Cornhuskers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Ten and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The under is 5-1 in Terrapins last 6 neutral site games. The over is 5-1 in Cornhuskers last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Cornhuskers last 6 vs. Big Ten. The under is 9-4 in Terrapins last 13 Thursday games.

The Maryland Terrapins come into this game struggling offensively, which includes just 43.1 percent shooting in their last five games and losses in four of their last eight. The Nebraska Cornhuskers aren't the prettiest team in the world and have scoring issues themselves, but they get after it defensively and can hang around. There's some value with the points here based on Maryland finishing the season in sloppy form. 

Pick:
Nebraska +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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