The No. 14 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-21, 2-17 Big Ten) square off in the Big Ten Tournament against the No. 6 seed Maryland Terrapins (20-11, 11-9 Big Ten) on Thursday at United Center, tipping off at 9:00 PM.
Thursday’s matchup between the Terrapins and the Golden Gophers sees the Terrapins as a double-digit favorite by 13.5 points. The matchup has an over/under of 132.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Odds
Point Spread for Maryland vs. Minnesota
The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland has -1050 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +650 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Big Ten Network
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Maryland vs. Minnesota Betting Trends
Against the spread, Maryland is 19-11-1 this season. The Terrapins have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 19 times (86.4%) in those games. Maryland’s games this year have gone over the total in 11 out of 30 opportunities (36.7%).
Minnesota has 13 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. The Golden Gophers have won four of the 25 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (16%). Minnesota’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 46.7% of the time (14 out of 30 games with a set point total).
Maryland vs. Minnesota Key Players to Watch
Julian Reese puts up a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game. In addition, he’s registering 11.4 points and 1 assist, shooting 63.8% from the field. Donta Scott averages 11.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 39.6% from the field and 29.7% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game. Hakim Hart averages 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest, shooting 49% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest.
Ta’Lon Cooper is the Golden Gophers’ top assist man (6.3 per game), and he produces 10 points and 4 rebounds. His assist average ranks him seventh in the nation. Dawson Garcia is No. 1 on the Golden Gophers in scoring (15.7 points per game) and rebounding (6.8), and posts 2.1 assists. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. The Golden Gophers get 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Jamison Battle. Pharrel Payne is putting up 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 67.9% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins
Maryland has put together a 12-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. Offensively, the Terrapins are averaging 70.7 points per game (198th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 63.2 points per contest at the other end of the court (26th-ranked). Maryland ranks 194th in the country with 31.5 boards per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 65th with 29.2 rebounds allowed per game.
Maryland is sinking 6.7 three-pointers per game (260th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 32.7% three-point percentage (258th-ranked). The Terrapins rank 16th-best in the nation by giving up 5.6 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 61st in college basketball at 31.8%.
The Terrapins have gone 6-4 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. Maryland has gone over the total in four of its past 10 contests. Maryland has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 70.2 points per game in its last 10 contests, 0.5 points fewer than the 70.7 it has scored this season. Maryland’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (62.3) is 0.9 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (63.2).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota has covered 10 times in 20 chances against the spread in conference play this year. In 2022-23, the Golden Gophers are 12th-worst in the nation offensively (63.2 points scored per game) and 209th on defense (71.1 points conceded). At 30.2 rebounds per game and 33.3 rebounds allowed, Minnesota is 266th and 309th in college basketball, respectively.
At 6.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.4% from downtown, Minnesota is 300th and 282nd in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Golden Gophers give up 6.7 3-pointers per game and concede 35.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 112th and 300th, respectively, in the nation.
The Golden Gophers are 4-4-2 against the spread and 2-8 overall over their past 10 games. Minnesota has gone over the total in eight of its past 10 contests. Minnesota is averaging 65.2 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is two more than its average for the season (63.2). The Golden Gophers have performed worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 77.9 points per contest, 6.8 more points their than season average of 71.1.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Maryland, and we project that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132 points.
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