The Maryland Terrapins (18-9, 9-7 Big Ten) will be looking to continue a nine-game home winning run when hosting the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-18, 1-14 Big Ten) on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Xfinity Center. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on BTN.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Terrapins and the Golden Gophers sees the Terrapins as a colossal, 15.5-point favorite. The over/under is 130 points for the matchup.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Odds
Point Spread for Maryland vs. Minnesota
The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.
Maryland vs. Minnesota Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland has -1756 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +942 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 130 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Big Ten Network
- Location: College Park, Maryland
- Arena: Xfinity Center
Maryland vs. Minnesota Betting Trends
Against the spread, Maryland is 16-10-1 this year. The Terrapins have been chosen as favorites in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win 17 times (89.5%) in those games. Maryland’s games this year have hit the over on nine of 25 set point totals.
Minnesota has played 25 games, with 10 wins, against the spread. The Golden Gophers have won two of the 20 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (10%). Minnesota’s games this season have gone over the point total nine times in 25 opportunities (36%).
Maryland vs. Minnesota Key Players to Watch
Donta Scott averages 11.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Hakim Hart puts up 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, shooting 49.3% from the field and 33.3% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Julian Reese puts up a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 10.8 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 62.6% from the field.
Ta’Lon Cooper is posting a team-high 5.8 assists per game. And he is contributing 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds, making 40.0% of his shots from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per game. Dawson Garcia is posting team highs in points (15.5 per game) and rebounds (6.5). And he is contributing 1.8 assists, making 46.2% of his shots from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per contest. The Golden Gophers get 13.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Jamison Battle. The Golden Gophers receive 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Pharrel Payne.
What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins
Maryland has covered nine times in 16 chances against the spread in conference play this season. The Terrapins have been led by their defense, as they rank 23rd-best in the nation by giving up only 62.7 points per game. They rank 204th in college basketball in points scored (70.5 per contest). With 32.2 rebounds per game, Maryland ranks 156th in the nation. It surrenders 29.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 101st in college basketball.
The Terrapins are posting 73.7 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 11.4 more points than they’re averaging in away games (62.3). Maryland, who is 283rd in college basketball with 6.4 treys per game, is shooting just 30.7% from beyond the arc, which is 24th-worst in the country. The Terrapins are top-25 this year in three-pointers allowed, currently ninth-best in college basketball with 5.4 treys ceded per game. Meanwhile, they rank 38th with a 30.8% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Terrapins are 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their past 10 games. Maryland has gone over the total in four of its past 10 games. In its last 10 games, Maryland has been scoring 68.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 70.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Maryland has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 59.0 points per game during its last 10 outings compared to the 62.7 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 15 times this season in Big Ten play. In 2022-23, the Golden Gophers are seventh-worst in the nation on offense (61.5 points scored per game) and 176th on defense (69.8 points allowed). On the boards, Minnesota is 242nd in college basketball in rebounds (30.8 per game). It is 326th in rebounds conceded (33.8 per game).
At home, the Golden Gophers average 61.1 points per game. On the road, they average 62.3. Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 323rd in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (5.8). It is 19th-worst in 3-point percentage at 30.3%. In 2022-23, the Golden Gophers are 151st in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (7.0 per game) and 306th in defensive 3-point percentage (35.9%).
The Golden Gophers have a 3-5-2 record against the spread while finishing 0-10 overall over their last 10 games. Five of Minnesota’s last 10 contests have hit the over. Over its last 10 games, Minnesota is compiling 56.8 points per contest, compared to its season average of 61.5. Over their last 10 games, the Golden Gophers are giving up 73.4 points per contest, 3.6 more points than their season average (69.8).
Maryland vs. Minnesota Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Maryland, and we predict that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 130 points.
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