Ohio State vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Ohio State vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on January 7, 2020

Two of the top teams in the Big Ten throw down on Tuesday night when the Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Maryland to take on the Terrapins. Ohio State heads to Maryland off a couple of losses. Will the Buckeyes bounce back with a huge road victory? Or, will the Terps protect their home court? Check out our college basketball odds, a preview and a free pick for Ohio State vs Maryland!

How to Bet Ohio State vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds & Preview

  • When: Tuesday, Jan.7 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: XFINITY Center, College Park, MD
  • TV: ESPN
  • ATS Odds: Maryland -2 ½

Why the Ohio State Buckeyes are a good bet +2 ½?

Although Ohio State has lost 2 in a row, they remain one of the most balanced teams in college hoops. The Buckeyes average 76.1 points per. They shoot 39% from three and 47.4% from the field. Opponents average less than 60 points, 58.4, versus the Buckeyes. Ohio State enters this game the road underdog. They can escape Maryland with an SU win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 76.1
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 39.6
  • Free Throw %: 73.1
  • Rebounds/G: 36
Defense:
  • Points/G: 58.4
  • Field Goal %: 35.8
  • 3-Point %: 29.8
  • Free Throw %: 65.0
  • Rebounds/G: 27.9

Why the Maryland Terrapins are a good bet -2 ½?

At 12-2 straight up, Maryland is tied for first place in the Big Ten. The Terrapins host Ohio State after a fantastic 75-59 win over the Indiana Hoosiers. Maryland covered the spread in that game. Even though Ohio State has the better defense based on stats, the Terps’ defense isn’t far off. Maryland allows 61.8 points per. They can hang with the Buckeyes on the defensive end. If they do, home-court advantage should propel the Terrapins to a win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 75.4
  • Field Goal %: 41.7
  • 3-Point %: 30.7
  • Free Throw %: 73.3
  • Rebounds/G: 40.1
Defense:
  • Points/G: 61.8
  • Field Goal %: 37.7
  • 3-Point %: 31.9
  • Free Throw %: 65.0
  • Rebounds/G: 31.4

College Basketball Betting Trends for Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins

  • Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog
  • Ohio State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall
  • Buckeyes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games versus a team with a winning % above .600
  • Under is 7-3 in Buckeyes last 10 games following an ATS loss
  • Maryland is 2-5 ATS following an ATS victory
  • Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
  • Maryland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
  • Under is 5-1 in Terrapins last 6 games following an ATS win

Ohio State vs Maryland Final Betting Analysis

Maryland has a home-court advantage. In college sports, home court means a lot. But the Terrapins enter this game with a few disadvantages.

First, they don’t shoot nearly as well as Ohio State. While the Buckeyes average 47.4% from the field, Maryland averages 41.7% from the field. Ohio State shoots over 39% from three. Maryland shoots 30.7% from three.

Second, the Terrapins are a bad team against the spread. Maryland is an awful 6-8 ATS this season. The reason? They struggle versus teams with good defenses. Penn State beat them 76-69. Maryland beat them 75-59.

The issues add up to a Maryland loss on the moneyline. Ohio State’s offense should get back on track while the Buckeyes’ defense can lock down the best shooting teams in the nation. Maryland isn’t one of those top shooting teams. Back the Buckeyes to win and cover.

College Basketball Free Pick: Ohio State

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