Maryland vs Minnesota NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick

2020 Maryland vs Minnesota NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on February 26, 2020

On Wednesday night, Maryland heads to Minnesota hoping to secure their lead in the deep Big Ten. At 22-5, the Terrapins have proven to be the top team in the conference. But Maryland must bounce back from a weekend loss to Ohio State. Will the Terps get it done on the road? Or, will Minnesota step it up as the home team in this pick game? Check out college basketball odds, a preview, and a free pick for Maryland vs Minnesota!

Maryland vs Minnesota NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick

    • When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9:00 pm ET

Why Maryland Terrapins are a good pick

Before losing to Ohio State, Maryland had rocked it. The Terrapins had won 9 in a row. During the streak, Maryland beat Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Purdue. The loss to Ohio State stung. But the last time this team lost, to Wisconsin on Jan. 14, they bounced back with the 9-game winning streak. Expect Maryland to come out firing. On Wednesday night, the Terps have a big chance to return to their winning ways.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 71.7
  • Field Goal %: 41.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.9
  • Free Throw %: 74.7
  • Rebounds/G: 36.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 63
  • Field Goal %: 38.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.5
  • Free Throw %: 70.1
  • Rebounds/G: 32

Why Minnesota Golden Gophers are a good pick

At 13-13, Minnesota doesn’t have much chance of making the NCAA Tournament. But if the Gophers run the table, beat Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, and have a good showing in the Big Ten Tourney, who knows? Minnesota might get the nod from the Selection Committee. That could be one of the reasons a single point separates the two teams in this matchup. The Gophers are motivated. Expect Minnesota to be at their best on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 69.8
  • Field Goal %: 41.8
  • 3-Point %: 32
  • Free Throw %: 74
  • Rebounds/G: 35.3
Defense:
  • Points/G: 65.6
  • Field Goal %: 40.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.9
  • Free Throw %: 70.2
  • Rebounds/G: 33.2

NCAAB Betting Trends for Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

  • Terrapins are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 on the road
  • Maryland is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
  • Terrapins are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up loss
  • Over is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 road games
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Golden Gophers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
  • Under is 4-0 in the Golden Gophers last 4 at home

Maryland vs Minnesota Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:

It’s difficult to understand why this game is a pick. Maryland is by far the better basketball team. The Terrapins don’t average a ton of points, just 71.7, but there’s a reason.

Maryland is one of the few teams in college hoops who mustn’t play a specific style. The Terps are successful in playing slow or fast. On Jan. 30, they beat Iowa 82-72. Then on Feb. 15, they beat Michigan State 67-60. In the first matchup against Minnesota, the Terps beat the Gophers 69-60. Maryland could play themselves into a 1-seed by running the table, and a Big Ten Tournament victory. They won’t let that chance slip from their grasp before it begins by losing to Minnesota. Back the Terrapins.

NCAAB Free Pick: Maryland +1

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