Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3/3/2020 Odds, NCAAB Picks and Predictions
Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3/3/2020 – Maryland meet the Rutgers in a Big 10 conference clash with the former favored by NCAAB lines. The Terrapins lead the conference and a win helps them maintain their lead over Michigan State. The last time they met it as Maryland winning, 56-51. The Scarlet Knights carry a 9-9 card and a win is also essential.
Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3/3/2020
|When:||Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey|
|TV:||Big Ten Network|
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Maryland Terrapins lost to Michigan State in their last game but should bounce back strong against the Scarlet Knights. They cannot afford to start slow and play catchup as they did against the Spartans. Leading the way for Maryland is Anthony Cowan and Jalen Smith. The Terrapins average 71.6 points per game and hold opponents to just 63.8 per contest. A win will assure Maryland at least a share of the top seed in the conference and the regular-season title.
Players to watch: A. Cowan Jr. G (29 GP 34.5 MIN 16.1 PTS 3.6 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 38 FG% 80.2 FT% 32.5 3PT%), J. Smith F (29 GP 31 MIN 15.3 PTS 10.5 REB 0.8 AST 0.7 STL 2.3 BLK 1.7 TO 53.6 FG% 76.1 FT% 38 3PT%), A. Wiggins G (29 GP 29.1 MIN 10.4 PTS 5.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 37.1 FG% 72.9 FT% 31.4 3PT%).
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Despite the odds, Rutgers needs to go for a win badly for an NCAA tournament appearance. They have dropped six of their last eight games but playing at home could help their chances of winning. Ron Harper Jr. needs to come up with a good offensive game and get some help from Geo Baker. The defense should boost their chances although they face a formidable adversary in Maryland.
Players to watch: R. Harper Jr. G (29 GP 28 MIN 12.1 PTS 5.7 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 45.3 FG% 72.3 FT% 32.7 3PT%), G. Baker G (26 GP 28.3 MIN 10.6 PTS 2.9 REB 3.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 39.1 FG% 77.8 FT% 26.1 3PT%), A. Yeboah F (29 GP 23.9 MIN 9.8 PTS 4.7 REB 0.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 43.2 FG% 78.1 FT% 36 3PT%).
Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Predictions
Maryland is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland’s last 5 games.
Terrapins are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games.
Maryland is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Rutgers.
Terrapins are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games against Rutgers.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers’ last 6 games.
Scarlet Knights are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Rutgers is 17-1 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Scarlet Knights are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games this season.
Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Picks
The Maryland Terrapins are slight favorites to prevail over the Scarlet Knights by college basketball spreads. However, they cannot afford to be caught napping with Rutgers also needing a win. The team with good defense should have the advantage to walk away with the W.
Moneyline: -105 is set for the Terrapins and -115 is set for the Scarlet Knights.
ATS: Look for the spread of +1.5 for Maryland and -1.5 for Rutgers
Totals: Over 131.5 is out for the Terrapins and under 131.5 is out for the Scarlet Knights.
Score Prediction: 68-67, Maryland Terrapins.