The Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-14, 1-10 Big Ten) will try to halt a six-game losing skid when hosting the Maryland Terrapins (15-7, 6-5 Big Ten) on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Williams Arena. This game is at 9:00 PM ET.
The Terrapins match up with the Golden Gophers in a game that Maryland is currently a healthy favorite by 9.5 points. The game has a point total of 128.5.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Odds
Point Spread for Maryland vs. Minnesota
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland has -475 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +358 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 128.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Williams Arena
Maryland vs. Minnesota Betting Trends
Maryland has played 22 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Terrapins have won in 14, or 93.3%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Maryland’s games this year have hit the over 33.3% of the time (seven out of 21 games with a set point total).
Minnesota has played 21 games, with nine wins, against the spread. The Golden Gophers have won two of the 16 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (12.5%). Minnesota’s games this season have hit the over 33.3% of the time (seven out of 21 games with a set point total).
Maryland vs. Minnesota Key Players to Watch
Donta Scott averages 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 1 block. Hakim Hart posts 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, shooting 49.1% from the floor and 30.6% from beyond the arc with 1 made 3-pointers per contest.
Julian Reese is tops on the Terrapins at 6.6 rebounds per game, while also posting 1 assists and 10.3 points.
Ta’Lon Cooper is posting a team-best 5.7 assists per game. And he is contributing 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds, making 41.8% of his shots from the field and 39.7% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per game. Dawson Garcia is the Golden Gophers’ top scorer (14.9 points per game) and rebounder (6.3), and delivers 1.8 assists. The Golden Gophers get 13.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Jamison Battle. Pharrel Payne gives the Golden Gophers 7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also averages 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins
So far this season, three out of Maryland’s 11 Big Ten games have hit the over. The Terrapins rank 200th in the country with 70.7 points per game so far this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 33rd with 63.3 points allowed per contest. With 32.5 rebounds per game, Maryland is 148th in the country. It gives up 30.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 142nd in college basketball.
The Terrapins are averaging 74.2 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 59.3 points per contest. Maryland ranks 275th in the nation with 6.5 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 331st with a 30.4% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Terrapins are allowing opponents to post a 30.7% three-point percentage this year (44th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve thrived by allowing only 5.4 three-pointers per contest (14th-best).
The Terrapins are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Maryland has gone over the total three times. On offense, Maryland has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 66.3 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 70.7 it has racked up over the course of this year. Maryland’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (65.2) is 1.9 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (63.3).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota has won six games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover five times. In 2022-23, the Golden Gophers are eighth-worst in the nation offensively (61.8 points scored per game) and 158th on defense (68.7 points allowed). In 2022-23, Minnesota is 240th in college basketball in rebounds (30.9 per game) and 311th in rebounds conceded (33.6).
In 2022-23 the Golden Gophers are scoring 0.8 more points per game at home (62.1) than on the road (61.3). At 6.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 30.5% from downtown, Minnesota is 300th and 329th in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Golden Gophers give up 6.7 3-pointers per game and concede 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 121st and 271st, respectively, in the country.
The Golden Gophers have gone 2-8 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Four of Minnesota’s last 10 games have gone over the total. Minnesota has played worse offensively in its previous 10 games, tallying 59.5 points per contest, 2.3 fewer points its than season average of 61.8. Over their previous 10 games, the Golden Gophers are surrendering 69.7 points per game, one more point than their season average (68.7).
Maryland vs. Minnesota Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Maryland, and we expect that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 128.5 points.
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