Wisconsin Badgers vs. Maryland Terrapins - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction
Maryland Terrapins at Wisconsin Badgers
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Kohl Center)
Wisconsin -2.5 O/U 124 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins travel to the Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Maryland was upset on the road by the Iowa Hawkeyes, being dominated and dropping the game 67-49 to drop their record on the year to 13-3. Wisconsin beat Penn State at home 58-49 to improve their record on the season to 10-6.
The Maryland offense averages 73.2 points per game which ranks 135th in college basketball and shoots just 41.4% from the field and 30.6% from three which both rank around 290th in the NCAA. Maryland is led by senior guard Anthony Cowen who leads the team with 16.2 points and adds 4.1 assists to lead the team in both categories. Cowen shoots 38.8% from the field and 34.4% from the three-point line while shooting 6 threes per game. Controlling the paint is sophomore center Jalen Smith who leads the team in rebounds with 9.4 per game and adds 13.3 points per game.
Wisconsin has struggled on the offensive end scoring 67.9 points per game to rank 269th in the NCAA while shooting 43.3% from the field. Leading Wisconsin in scoring is junior forward Nate Reuvers who averages 13.7 points per game and leading the team in rebounds with 5.4 per game. Manning the backcourt is junior D’Mitrik Trice who leads the team in assists with 3.2 per game and adds 9.4 points per game.
Wisconsin and Maryland both boast solid defenses with Wisconsin holding a statistical advantage allowing 60.2 points per game which ranks 20th in the NCAA and holding teams to 40.9% from the field. Maryland has allowed 61.7 points per game to rank 38th in college basketball but holds teams to 37.3% from the field which ranks them 14th in the NCAA in defensive shooting percentage.
Wisconsin comes in with an 8-8 ATS record on the year while Maryland brings a 7-9 record ATS but has just covered twice in their last seven games. While, Wisconsin comes into this game red hot with a 5-1 record ATS. This season in the Big Ten it has been especially difficult for road teams to win and that trend continues as Wisconsin wins this game at home. Final score prediction, Badgers win and cover the spread in a low scoring 61-55 game.