Maryland At Penn State Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info
Anyone who watches sports on a regular basis knows that one of the marks of a good team is how they respond to adversity. There are some teams that look great when things are going well, but who fall apart the moment that they end up on the receiving end of a tough loss. The really good teams are able to put those types of losses behind them and start winning again as soon as the next team rolls around. The Maryland Terrapins have been very good at bouncing back after a defeat this season, but the one that they took to Purdue in their last outing is one that certainly had the chance of leaving a bad taste for quite some time. They will have a chance to put that behind them when they go on the road to face a Penn State team that is on a bit of a downward spiral right now. This looks like a team lacking in confidence, but might they be able to take advantage of a Maryland team sure to still be reeling after their last game? Find the latest NCAA basketball point spreads here.
Analyzing The Terrapins At Nittany Lions Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info
When: Tuesday, February 7 at 6 PM EST
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Maryland Terrapins
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the 73-72 loss to Purdue was that the Terrapins did not score a FG in the final 7 minutes and 37 seconds of that game. This is one that they essentially threw away, and you wonder how they are going to be able to wipe that loss from the memory bank. The good news for Terrapins fans is that their team has already proven that they can do that a couple of times this season. The last two losses that Maryland took this season were followed up by 6- and 7-game winning streaks, which suggests that they should be able to shake the Purdue loss off and get back to the business of winning.
Why bet on the Penn State Nittany Lions
Conference play has proven to be an absolute nightmare for the Nittany Lions, as they are just 4-7 in Big Ten action heading into this one. It’s fair to categorize what has happened to them as a collapse, as they have now lost 5 of their last 6 games. Penn State has played 4 games against ranked opposition this season, and have dropped all 4 of them, which does not bode too well for this one. To make matters even worse, those losses have all been of the lopsided variety. The Nittany Lions are just 8-5 on home court this season, which gives them the second worst home winning percentage in the Big Ten.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This does not look like a match-up that has the makings of being particularly competitive. You can bet that Maryland will want to prove their doubters wrong after that Purdue loss, and a game versus the struggling Nittany Lions may have come at just the right time.
Maryland Terrapins 78 Penn State Nittany Lions 64