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Wisconsin vs. Maryland - 2/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Maryland at Wisconsin
Date & Time Friday February 1, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Kohl Center
Madison, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin -5 -- Over/Under: 131
TV Channel
FS1
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The Maryland Terrapins and Wisconsin Badgers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.

The Maryland Terrapins look for a statement win after winning six of their last eight games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 75 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 17 points and 4.5 assists while Bruno Fernando is averaging 14.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. Jalen Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Wiggins is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins won four of their last six road games.

The Wisconsin Badgers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 72.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 13.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last eight home games.

The Terrapins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Wisconsin and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Badgers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 overall. The under is 38-18-4 in Badgers last 60 vs. Big Ten.

The Wisconsin Badgers just took Maryland down to the wire a couple of weeks ago, a game that was a battle of two halves and the Terps did just enough to hold on. Maryland is an impressive 6-2 ATS this season on the road and is winning those games by an average of eight points. The Wisconsin Badgers are outscoring teams by an average of 15.5 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field at home. You can make a case for the Terps and the points here, but Wisconsin at home has been a different animal all year and the defense seems to be getting better as the season drags out. In its last five games, Wisconsin is allowing just 33.6 percent shooting from the field. This chalk is reasonable enough to side with the Badgers at home..

Pick:
Wisconsin -5

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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