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Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/26/2020 Spread, Odds and Picks
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Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/26/2020 – The Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Maryland Terrapins in a Big Ten showdown. Despite coming off a loss, basketball spread beating side with the visiting Terrapins. Also worth considering is that Maryland also has got the number of Minnesota. They have won the last two games and are playing for something important. The Golden Gophers, on the other hand, seem to be falling out of the tournament picture. Regardless, they are still considered to play with a lot of pride in their own turf.
Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/26/2020
Maryland Terrapins saw their nine-game winning streak snapped by Ohio and are looking to bounce back. Projected to be a number two seed in the NCAA tournament, it all depends on how they play Wednesday. Aaron Wiggins and Eric Ayala should spearhead the Terrapins anew. Both had a great outing in that loss to Ohio and should pick up from there. The defense is also expected to be at its best for Maryland. They have held opposing teams to 63 points per game, sending off more bad news for the Golden Gophers.
Players to watch: A. Cowan Jr. G (27 GP 34.4 MIN 16.4 PTS 3.5 REB 4.6 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 39.1 FG% 79.9 FT% 34.9 3PT%), J. Smith F (27 GP 31 MIN 15.1 PTS 10.4 REB 0.7 AST 0.7 STL 2.3 BLK 1.8 TO 53.5 FG% 75.2 FT% 36.5 3PT%), A. Wiggins G (27 GP 29.1 MIN 10.5 PTS 5.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 36.6 FG% 75 FT% 31.8 3PT%).
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers know that igniting a winning streak will prove rewarding. After dropping three straight games, the Gophers finally got back on the winning track against Northwestern. However, the case will be different when they face Maryland. The Golden Gophers need to draw out good games from players like Daniel Oturu and Marcus Carr on offense. The Minnesota and Maryland offensive are practically even, hinting that it all boils down to defense. The team with better defense should come out victorious this Wednesday.
Players to watch: D. Oturu C (26 GP 34 MIN 19.7 PTS 11.4 REB 1.2 AST 0.5 STL 2.7 BLK 2.9 TO 57.1 FG% 69 FT% 32.6 3PT%), M. Carr G (26 GP 37.1 MIN 15.4 PTS 5.8 REB 6.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 37.4 FG% 71.7 FT% 33.9 3PT%), G. Kalscheur G (26 GP 33.7 MIN 11.5 PTS 2.8 REB 1.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 36.1 FG% 75 FT% 33 3PT%)
Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Predictions
Maryland is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks
The Maryland Terrapins are undoubtedly favorites by basketball over under prediction to come out on top. They have been having a fine showing this season and don’t appear to be stopping now. Expect the Terrapins to come out streaking once more and pull off another win against Maryland.
ATS: Look for the spread of +1.5 for Maryland and -1.5 for Minnesota.
Totals: Over 133 is out for the Terrapins and under 133 is out for the Golden Gophers.
Score Prediction: 70-67, Maryland Terrapins.