Maryland heads to New Jersey to take on Rutgers on Tuesday night desperate for a win. The Terrapins have fallen hard in their last few games. Rutgers hopes a victory secures a decent NCAA Tournament seed. Will the Terps get back on the winning track before next week’s Big 10 Tournament? Or, will Rutgers add to their woes? Check out college basketball odds, a preview, and a free pick for Maryland vs Rutgers!
Maryland vs Rutgers NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Lewis Brown Athletic Center, New Brunswick, NJ
- TV: BTN
- ATS Odds: Rutgers -1 ½ / Over/Under Total: 130
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Why Maryland Terrapins are a good pick +1 ½
The Terrapins have lost 2-of-3, but look who they faced? On Feb. 23, they took on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State has made a run towards the end of the regular season. Then this past Saturday on Feb. 29, they battled preseason 1 Michigan State. Rutgers hasn’t played as well in the last couple of weeks. The Scarlet Knights are the perfect opponent to help the Terps back onto the winning track.
- Points/G: 71.6
- Field Goal %: 41.7
- 3-Point %: 31.4
- Free Throw %: 74.7
- Rebounds/G: 36.4
- Points/G: 63.8
- Field Goal %: 39.4
- 3-Point %: 32.3
- Free Throw %: 70
- Rebounds/G: 32.1
Why Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a good pick -1 ½
Rutgers’ record has fallen to 18-11. That makes this a must-win for the Scarlet Knights. In the last matchup, the Knights lost by 5, 51-56. That game happened on the road. This one takes place at home where the Knights are 17-1 SU. The record paints a pretty picture for Rutgers and their fans. Maryland hasn’t played its best in the past couple of weeks. The Knights can take advantage.
- Points/G: 69.6
- Field Goal %: 44.5
- 3-Point %: 30
- Free Throw %: 65
- Rebounds/G: 36.9
- Points/G: 62.3
- Field Goal %: 38.5
- 3-Point %: 32
- Free Throw %: 70.7
- Rebounds/G: 30.7
NCAAB Betting Trends for Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
- Terrapins are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 on the road
- Maryland is 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 following a double-digit loss at home
- Terrapins are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4
- Over is 4-0 in Terrapins last 4
- Rutgers is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 versus a team with a winning road record
- Scarlet Knights are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 following an ATS win
- Rutgers is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 as a favorite
- Over is 9-2 in Scarlet Knights last 12 on a Tuesday
Maryland vs Rutgers Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:
Although Michigan State beat the Terrapins in their last, Maryland maintains a 1-game lead over the Spartans in the Big Ten Conference. With a victory on Tuesday night and then one on Sunday against Michigan, the Terps can secure the Big Ten Regular Season title.
Rutgers is no pushover. The Terrapins have been the top team in the Big Ten this season, though. Not only that but the trends imply a Maryland win and cover. The Terrapins have played well on the road. They also tend to bounce back after tough losses at home.
Even though Rutgers rocks it on their court, the top team in the Big Ten knows what’s at stake. They can still win the regular-season title. Expect Maryland to use their defense to get past the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday.
NCAAB Free Pick: Maryland -1 ½