Rutgers vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Rutgers vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on February 4, 2020

Rutgers heads to College Park to take on Maryland in one of Tuesday’s night’s more important games. Both the Scarlet Knights and Terrapins can win the Big Ten. Will Rutgers continue to show they’re the new powerhouse in the conference? Or, will Maryland prove they’re the team to beat in the Big Ten? Check out the college basketball odds, a preview and a free pick for Rutgers vs Maryland!

Rutgers vs Maryland 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: XFINITY Center, College Park, MD
  • TV: FSI
  • ATS Odds: Maryland -7 ½
  • Over/Under Odds: 131

Why the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a good bet +7 ½?

Although Rutgers averages only 71.2 points, it might be enough. The Scarlet Knights get excellent balance on the offensive end. Leading scorer Ron Harper Jr. drops just 11.2 points per game. If the Terps look to stop Harper Jr., the Knights will find another scorer. On the defensive end, few teams play as well together as Rutgers. The Knights have a big chance to cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 71.2
  • Field Goal %: 45.1
  • 3-Point %: 30.5
  • Free Throw %: 64.5
  • Rebounds/G: 37.3
Defense:
  • Points/G: 61.1
  • Field Goal %: 38
  • 3-Point %: 30.7
  • Free Throw %: 70.2
  • Rebounds/G: 30.1

Why the Maryland Terrapins are a good bet -7 ½?

17-4 Maryland is on a roll. After a 54-56 loss to Wisconsin back on Jan. 14, Maryland turned it on. The Terrapins are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last 4 games. The wins include beating Purdue, Indiana, and Iowa. Even the loss to Wisconsin wasn’t a loss against the spread. The Terps pushed in that matchup. Right now, no team in the Big Ten is hotter than Maryland.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 72.3
  • Field Goal %: 41.6
  • 3-Point %: 31.7
  • Free Throw %: 73.6
  • Rebounds/G: 37.4
Defense:
  • Points/G: 62.2
  • Field Goal %: 38.6
  • 3-Point %: 32.1
  • Free Throw %: 69.5
  • Rebounds/G: 31.3

College Basketball Betting Trends for Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins

  • Scarlet Knights are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
  • Rutgers is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite
  • Scarlet Knights are 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17
  • Under is 8-3 in Rutgers last 11
  • Maryland is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Terrapins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 at home
  • Maryland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up win

Rutgers vs Maryland Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:

In their last 4, the Terrapins have gone scorched earth versus their Big Ten opponents. They dominated Iowa by 10, 82-72, as a -6 favorite in their last. But although Maryland looks like a solid play to cover, they’re not the pick on Tuesday night.

The Terrapins shoot 41.6% from the field and 31.7% from three. They score just 72.3 points per. Rutgers shoots much better from the field. Also, the Scarlet Knights have a lockdown defense that can contain Maryland’s scorers.

Almost as important? Rutgers covers against very good teams. They’re 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 versus teams with a .600 win percentage. That makes the Scarlet Knights the play. Take the points.

NCAAB Free Pick: Rutgers +7 ½

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