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Wisconsin vs Maryland Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds
Badgers vs Terrapins Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wisconsin Badgers at Maryland Terrapins
- Where: College Park at XFINITY Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds: Wisconsin +5, WISC +183 | MARY -228 O/U 124.0
Wisconsin will take the floor against the Terrapins with an overall record of 12-6. So far, the Badgers have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. For the season, Wisconsin has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Badgers being +5 point underdogs.
Steven Crowl comes into today’s game as the Badgers’ leading scorer at 12.67 points per contest. Not only has Crowl been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Wisconsin’s top rebounder at 6.94 boards per contest. Behind Crowl, the team has benefited from the strong play of Chucky Hepburn, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.4% of his shots and is adding 3.17 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wisconsin this season, as they are currently ranked 219th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Badgers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 410th in the NCAA.
Maryland heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-7. So far this season, Maryland has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Terrapins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Maryland has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 11-1.
Maryland’s leading scorer this season is Jahmir Young, who is averaging 15.53 points per contest. So far, Young has accounted for 22.1% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.95 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Donta Scott is the second leading scorer for the Terrapins, averaging 11.79 points per game. Between him and Scott, they are accounting for 38.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maryland this season, as they are currently ranked 207th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Terrapins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 339th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers +5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Maryland as the favorites with a line coming in at -5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Wisconsin Badgers to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Maryland at 6.91 made 3’s per game compared to Wisconsin at 6.61. Look for Wisconsin to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Terrapins.
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