Maryland Terrapins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2/16/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 16, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-13) are 9.5-point underdogs as they attempt to turn around a 10-game losing streak when they visit the Maryland Terrapins (10-10) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at XFINITY Center. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on BTN. The point total is 135.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Maryland vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Maryland -9.5 -107 -115 135.5 -109 -113 -500 375

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Total Facts

  • In 45% of their opportunities this year (nine of 20 chances), the Terrapins and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • Nebraska and its opponents have combined to score at least 135.5 points in 70.6% of their games this season (12 of 17 chances).
  • These two teams average a combined 138.5 points per game, 3.0 more points than the total of 135.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Terrapins and the Cornhuskers have seen their opponents average a combined 3.6 more points per game than the point total of 135.5 set for this outing.
  • The average total the Terrapins have had set in matchups this season is 1.0 less point than this outing’s point total.
  • Cornhuskers games this year have averaged an over/under of 143.1 points, 7.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Terrapins average 68.1 points per contest, just 4.6 fewer points than the 72.7 the Cornhuskers give up to opponents.
  • Maryland is 5-1 overall and 2-0 against the spread when scoring more than 72.7 points.
  • When Nebraska gives up more than 68.1 points, it is 2-8 against the spread and 1-9 overall.
  • The Cornhuskers’ 70.4 points per game are just four more points than the 66.4 the Terrapins allow.
  • Nebraska has put together a 4-5 overall record and a 4-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 66.4 points.
  • Maryland has a 1-6 record overall and an ATS record of 1-6 in games when its opponents score more than 70.4 points.
  • The Terrapins have put up a total of 32 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.7 per game), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 39 total points, -2.3 per game).

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Maryland Betting Information

  • The Terrapins have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-12 record.
  • When favored by at least 9.5 points, the Terrapins have compiled a 2-2 record ATS.
  • Maryland has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 8 times in 19 contests (42.1%).

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 7-9 ATS.
  • When they are at least 9.5-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have a record ATS of 2-1.
  • The Cornhuskers and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season — 5 of 16 (31.2%).

Head to Head

Maryland vs Nebraska (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/11/2020 Maryland -18.5 147 -3067 +1172 Regular Season 72-70 MARY
2/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-45 MARY
1/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-72 MARY

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Maryland Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Terrapins this season is Eric Ayala, who averages 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
  • Donta Scott is Maryland’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.6 per game, while Darryl Morsell is its best passer, averaging 2.9 assists in each contest.
  • Ayala contributes the bulk of the Terrapins’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 1.9 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • The Maryland steals leader is Ayala, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Chol Marial, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton has racked up 6.6 boards and 4.7 assists per game, putting him atop the Cornhuskers leaderboards in those categories.
  • Teddy Allen counts for 16.6 points per game, making him the top scorer on Nebraska’s team.
  • Allen hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Cornhuskers, knocking down shots from downtown at a clip of 2.0 per game.
  • Trey McGowens (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Nebraska while Banton (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.
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