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Posted by: Charlie Smith
Maryland vs. Iowa Basketball

The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Tuesday night with an interesting Maryland vs. Iowa basketball contest. The Terrapins are in a bit of a rut after posting a 3-4 record in their last 7m games but are hopeful they can bounce back on the road tonight. The Hawkeyes on the other hand, have won the last 4 in a row and are eager to build on that success this Tuesday evening. So, which team has the March Madness betting edge this evening? Let’s check up on tonight’s sports betting odds to find out.

Maryland vs. Iowa Basketball – Tuesday, February 19th   

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Carver-Hawkeye, Arena, Iowa City, Iowa

TV: BTN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Maryland +2½ (-110) 147½ (-110) +123
Iowa -2½ (-110) 147½ (-110) -143
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Maryland Terrapins          

The Terrapins enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 19-7 record on the season. Following their recent mishaps, Maryland is now sitting on a 10-5 conference record on this season. Ultimately this leads to a 4th place ranking in the Big Ten, putting them 2 games behind the conference leading Michigan Wolverines. While tonight’s matchup affords Maryland the opportunity to close that gap, it’s hard to imagine Maryland beating Iowa on the road. After all, they’ve conceded two losses  to nationally ranked opponents in their last 4 games. On top of that, their offense pales in comparison to Iowa’s. Right now the Terrapins are scoring 72.8 per game while the Hawkeyes are putting up 81.2. Albeit the Terrapins do have a defensive edge this evening since they’re giving up 64.6 while Iowa allots 73.0.

Players to Watch: Anthony Cowan Jr. (15.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.5 apg), Bruno Fernando (14.5 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Jalen Smith (11.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Iowa Hawkeyes   

The Hawkeyes fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 20-5 record. Additionally, Iowa has posted a 9-5 record in conference play this season which leads to a 6th place ranking in the Big Ten. Entering tonight’s matchup riding a 4 game win streak, it comes as no surprise to see tonight’s college basketball betting odds favoring Iowa here. Nevertheless, the odds make it perfectly clear that this one is a bit of a tossup. These two are 3-3 in their last 6 meetings and there’s no telling how tight tonight’s matchup will be.

Players to Watch: Tyler Cook (16.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 apg), Luka Garza (13.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Joe Wieskamp (11.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Maryland vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland’s last 6 games when playing Iowa
  • Maryland is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Maryland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa’s last 10 games at home
  • Iowa is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Maryland vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Maryland vs. Iowa basketball matchup? All things considered, Iowa is probably your safest bet here. They have the better offense, will be playing at home and bring a good deal of momentum into tonight’s action. The money line is quite favorable here so feel free to take them straight up. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 74-69 Iowa.