Maryland Terrapins at Penn State Nittany Lions
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA
Maryland Terrapins -1.0 . Total 144.0
The 4th ranked Maryland Terrapins hit the road for a clash for a Big Ten battle with the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Terrapins are (10-0), coming off a 59-58 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Nittany Lions are (7-2), after getting blown out by 6th ranked Ohio State, 106-74.
In the Terrapins win over Illinois, Maryland was guided during the game by Anthony Cowan Jr. Cowan connected on 6 of 14 attempts from the floor, hitting 6 of 7 from the foul line, totaling 20 points and 6 assists. Maryland trailed by 14 points at the half and trailed by as many as 15 points in the game. Cowan hit a free throw with about 2 seconds left, which would end up being enough to give the Terrapins the come from behind win. Maryland made 8 3-point shots int he game, compared to just 3 for the Fighting Illini.
In the Nittany Lions loss to Ohio State, Penn State was led on offense by Izaiah Brockington. Brockington was 7 of 13 from the floor, making 3 of 4 from the foul line, registering 19 points. The Nittany Lions shot 42% from the floor and 34% from 3-point range. The Nittany Lions were out scored from the foul line, 30 to 14. The Penn State defense struggled in the game, allowing the Buckeyes to shoot over 57% from the floor and 54% from deep. Penn State committed 25 fouls in the game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big Ten.
Terrapins are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Penn State.
The under is 6-3 in Terrapins last 9 games.
Nittany Lions are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games.
Nittany Lions are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The over is 4-2 in Nittany Lion's last 6 games.
Maryland was close to having their first loss on the season, but were able to stand tall in the win over Illinois. Both offense's are in the top 75 in the country in points per game, both averaging just about 78 or more per game. Maryland has won 6 of the last 9 matchups against Penn State. One can believe the Nittany Lions are ready to get back on the floor, after being smoked by Ohio State. After seeing Maryland sneak by Illinois, I'll take Maryland and the on the road. Final score prediction, Maryland will win, 73-68.