Iowa vs Maryland Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 15, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins (11-5, 2-3 Big Ten) hope to end a three-game road losing streak at the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-6, 3-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 4:30 PM ET.

The Hawkeyes are currently 5.5-point favorites against the Terrapins. A 151.5-point total has been set for the game.

Iowa vs. Maryland Odds

Point Spread for Iowa vs. Maryland

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa as the favorite.

Iowa vs. Maryland Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa has -230 odds to pick up the win, while Maryland is listed at +188 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 151.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
  • Arena: Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Iowa vs. Maryland Betting Trends

In the Iowa’s 17 games this year, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Hawkeyes have been favorites in 11 games this season and have come away with the win eight times (72.7%) in those contests. Iowa’s games this year have gone over the total in nine out of 16 opportunities (56.2%).

Maryland has played 16 games, with nine wins, against the spread. The Terrapins have won 20% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (1-4). Maryland has hit the over 31.2% of the time this season (five of 16 games with a set point total).

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Iowa vs. Maryland Key Players to Watch

Iowa

Filip Rebraca puts up 14.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Kris Murray posts 21.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also posting 1.7 assists, shooting 51.5% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game. Tony Perkins puts up a team-best 2.9 assists per contest. He is also posting 10.3 points and 3.5 rebounds, shooting 38.0% from the floor. Payton Sandfort averages 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, shooting 39.6% from the field and 27.7% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game.

Maryland

The Terrapins receive 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Donta Scott. Hakim Hart is putting up 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, making 52.0% of his shots from the floor and 35.8% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 treys per game. Julian Reese paces the Terrapins in rebounding (6.8 per game), and averages 10.0 points and 1.0 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes have been led by their offense, as they rank 16th-best in college basketball by tallying 82.1 points per game. They rank 276th in college basketball in points allowed (72.8 per contest). Iowa is allowing 33.5 rebounds per game this season (301st-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by averaging 36.4 rebounds per game (23rd-best).

Offensively the Hawkeyes have played better at home this season, posting 90.5 points per game, compared to 72.0 per game when playing on the road. Iowa is sinking 8.1 three-pointers per game (112th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 33.4% three-point percentage (214th-ranked). The Hawkeyes are surrendering 7.0 treys per game (162nd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.7% three-point percentage (207th-ranked).

The Hawkeyes have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Iowa has hit the over seven times. In its last 10 games, Iowa has been putting up 79.0 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 82.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Iowa’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (76.2) is 3.4 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (72.8).

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

The Terrapins put up 71.8 points per game and allow 63.9, making them 176th in the nation on offense and 48th on defense. Maryland is 99th in the nation in rebounds per game (34.1) and 191st in rebounds allowed (31.3).

The Terrapins score 75.4 points per game at home, and 58.5 away. Maryland is 220th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.1 per game) and 300th in 3-point percentage (31.4%). Defensively, the Terrapins are 20th-best in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 5.4. They are 37th in 3-point percentage conceded at 29.9%.

The Terrapins have gone 5-5 in their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In Maryland’s past 10 games, it has hit the over twice. Over its last 10 games, Maryland is scoring 65.3 points per contest, compared to its season average of 71.8. The Terrapins are ceding 65.4 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 1.5 more points than they are allowing for the season (63.9).

Iowa vs. Maryland Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Iowa, and we expect that Maryland will cover the spread (Iowa -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 151.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa vs. Maryland

You can bet on Iowa vs. Maryland at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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