Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins: 2/8/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 8, 2021

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (15-4) are favored (-3.5) to build on a four-game winning streak when they visit the Maryland Terrapins (9-9) at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021 at XFINITY Center. The contest airs on FS1. The over/under for the matchup is set at 138.5.

Betting Information

Ohio State vs Maryland Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -3.5 -113 -109 138.5 -109 -113 -177 142

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Computer picks for Ohio State vs Maryland
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Maryland (+3.5) Over (138.5) Ohio State 71 Maryland 70

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Total Facts

  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have recorded more than 138.5 points in 63.2% of their games this year (12 of 19 opportunities).
  • Maryland and its opponents have combined to score more than 138.5 points in eight of 18 opportunities (44.4%) this season.
  • The Buckeyes and the Terrapins combine to average 7.2 more points per game than the over/under of 138.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 less points per game (135.1) than this matchup’s total of 138.5 points.
  • The average over/under the Buckeyes have had set in games this year is 7.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Terrapins games this season have averaged a total of 134.5 points, 4.0 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buckeyes average 77.7 points per game, 11.2 more points than the 66.5 the Terrapins give up.
  • When Ohio State puts up more than 66.5 points, it is 15-1 overall and 11-0 against the spread.
  • Maryland is 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 overall when giving up more than 77.7 points.
  • The Terrapins’ 68 points per game are only 0.6 fewer points than the 68.6 the Buckeyes give up.
  • Maryland has put together a 4-0 ATS record and a 6-2 overall record in games it scores more than 68.6 points.
  • Ohio State’s record is 6-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall when it gives up more than 68 points.
  • The Buckeyes have scored a total of 173 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.1 per game), and the Terrapins have out-scored opponents by 27 points on the season (1.5 more per game).

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Ohio State Betting Information

  • The Buckeyes have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 11-8 record.
  • When favored by at least 3.5 points, the Buckeyes have fared well against the spread, putting together a 6-5 record.
  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have gone over the total in 10 of 19 games (52.6%) this season.

Maryland Betting Information

  • Maryland has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 6-11 ATS.
  • The Terrapins have gone 2-2 against the spread when they are at least a 3.5-point underdog.
  • In the majority of Terrapins games this year, the teams have not hit the over (8 out of 17 games, 47.1%).

Head to Head

Ohio State vs Maryland (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2020 Ohio State -3.5 133 -169 +138 Regular Season 79-72 OSU
1/7/2020 Maryland -3 135 -155 +127 Regular Season 67-55 MARY
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-62 MARY
1/18/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-61 MARY

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Ohio State Leaders

  • The Buckeyes leader in points and rebounds is E.J. Liddell, who scores 15.4 points and grabs 6.9 boards per game.
  • Ohio State’s best passer is CJ Walker, who averages 4.2 assists per game to go with his 8.2 PPG scoring average.
  • Duane Washington Jr. makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Buckeyes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 2.7 per game.
  • Justice Sueing is the Buckeyes leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Liddell leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Maryland Leaders

  • Eric Ayala is at the top of the Terrapins scoring leaderboard with 14.4 points per game. He also pulls down 3.3 rebounds and averages 2.2 assists per game.
  • Maryland’s leader in rebounds is Donta Scott with 6.5 per game, and its leader in assists is Darryl Morsell with 2.8 per game.
  • Ayala is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Terrapins, hitting 1.8 threes per game.
  • Ayala (1.2 steals per game) and Scott (0.8 blocks per game) pace the Terrapins in steals and blocks, respectively.
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