Maryland vs Nebraska Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 28, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins (13-7, 4-5 Big Ten) will be looking to continue a five-game home winning run when hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-11, 3-7 Big Ten) on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Xfinity Center. It airs at 4:30 PM ET.

Maryland is a sizable 11.5-point favorite against Nebraska when the Terrapins play the Cornhuskers on Saturday. A 131.5-point total has been set for the game.

Maryland vs. Nebraska Odds

Point Spread for Maryland vs. Nebraska

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.

Maryland vs. Nebraska Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland has -717 odds to pick up the win, while Nebraska is listed at +496 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 131.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Arena: Xfinity Center

Maryland vs. Nebraska Betting Trends

In the Maryland’s 20 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Terrapins have come away with 12 wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Maryland has gone over the point total in 28.6% of its opportunities this year (six times in 21 games with a set point total).

In Nebraska’s 21 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Cornhuskers have been the moneyline underdog 14 total times this season. They’ve finished 3-11 in those games. Nebraska’s games this season have hit the over six times in 21 opportunities (28.6%).

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Maryland vs. Nebraska Key Players to Watch


Donta Scott averages 11.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 1.0 block. Hakim Hart averages 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
Julian Reese paces the Terrapins at 6.5 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 1.0 assists and 10.5 points.


Sam Griesel is posting a team-high 4.1 assists per contest. And he is contributing 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, making 44.0% of his shots from the floor. Derrick Walker is putting up team highs in points (13.6 per game) and rebounds (7.5). And he is contributing 3.4 assists, making 59.9% of his shots from the floor. Juwan Gary gets the Cornhuskers 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. The Cornhuskers get 8.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Emmanuel Bandoumel.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

With 70.4 points per game on offense, the Terrapins are 209th in college basketball. On defense, they give up 63.7 points per contest, which ranks 40th in college basketball. Maryland is pulling down 32.7 rebounds per game (148th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 30.7 rebounds per contest (154th-ranked).

The Terrapins are putting up 74.2 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 14.9 more points than they’re averaging in road games (59.3). This season, Maryland is making 6.5 treys per game (276th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 30.5% (329th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Terrapins rank 21st-best in the nation by giving up 5.5 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 41st in college basketball at 30.3%.

The Terrapins have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Maryland has gone over the total three times. In its last 10 games, Maryland has been racking up 65.0 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 70.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Maryland concede 2.9 more points per game (66.6) than its season-long average (63.7).

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What you need to know about the Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Cornhuskers are 318th in the nation in points scored (66.0 per game) and 135th in points conceded (67.8). On the glass, Nebraska is 137th in college basketball in rebounds (33.0 per game). It is 282nd in rebounds conceded (32.7 per game).

At home, the Cornhuskers average 70.3 points per game. On the road, they average 62.1. Beyond the arc, Nebraska is 296th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.2). It is 23rd-worst in 3-point percentage at 30.2%. Defensively, the Cornhuskers are 316th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 8.5. They are 146th in 3-point percentage allowed at 32.8%.

In their past 10 contests, the Cornhuskers have two wins against the spread, and are 4-6 overall. In its past 10 contests, Nebraska has hit the over three times. Nebraska is averaging 63.0 points per contest over its last 10 games, which is 3.0 fewer points than its average for the season (66.0). The Cornhuskers have fared worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 70.2 points per contest, 2.4 more points their than season average of 67.8.

Maryland vs. Nebraska Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Maryland, and we predict that Nebraska will cover the spread (Maryland -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131.5 points.

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How to bet Maryland vs. Nebraska

You can bet on Maryland vs. Nebraska 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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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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