The Maryland Terrapins (18-8, 9-6 Big Ten) take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-14, 6-10 Big Ten) on Sunday at 5:00 PM ET in Big Ten play, aiting on Fox Sports 1.
The Terrapins are currently 4.5-point favorites against the Cornhuskers. The over/under is 135 points for the matchup.
Maryland vs. Nebraska Odds
Point Spread for Maryland vs. Nebraska
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.
Maryland vs. Nebraska Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland has -201 odds to pick up the win, while Nebraska is listed at +166 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, February 19, 2023
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
- Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Maryland vs. Nebraska Betting Trends
In the Maryland’s 26 games this year, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Terrapins have been favorites in 18 games this season and have come away with the win 17 times (94.4%) in those contests. Maryland’s games this year have gone over the point total eight times in 27 opportunities (29.6%).
Against the spread, Nebraska is 10-17-0 this year. The Cornhuskers have gone 6-14 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 30% of those games). Nebraska has gone over the point total 37% of the time this year (10 of 27 games with a set point total).
Maryland vs. Nebraska Key Players to Watch
Donta Scott is averaging 11.8 points, 1.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game. Hakim Hart averages 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, shooting 50.0% from the field and 31.0% from beyond the arc with 1.0 made 3-pointers per contest. Julian Reese posts a team-best 6.5 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 10.6 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 62.6% from the field.
Sam Griesel is No. 1 on the Cornhuskers in assists (4.0 per game), and averages 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Derrick Walker is posting team highs in points (13.6 per game) and rebounds (7.2). And he is contributing 3.5 assists, making 60.0% of his shots from the field. Keisei Tominaga gets the Cornhuskers 12.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He also delivers 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Juwan Gary is averaging 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, making 43.5% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins
Maryland has covered nine times in 15 chances against the spread in conference play this season. The Terrapins have been lifted by their defense, as they rank 23rd-best in college basketball by surrendering just 62.4 points per game. They rank 196th in college basketball in points scored (70.7 per contest). Maryland is pulling down 31.9 rebounds per game (173rd-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 29.5 rebounds per contest (92nd-ranked).
When playing at home, the Terrapins are scoring 11.8 more points per game (73.7) than they are when playing on the road (61.9). Maryland ranks 25th-worst in college basketball with a 30.7% shooting percentage from downtown. Meanwhile, it is sinking 6.4 threes per game (283rd-ranked in college basketball). The Terrapins are top-25 this season in three-pointers allowed, currently 17th-best in college basketball with 5.5 treys allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 46th with a 31.2% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Terrapins have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall in their last 10 contests. Three of Maryland’s last 10 contests have hit the over. Maryland has seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 68.8 points per game in its last 10 contests, 1.9 points fewer than the 70.7 it has scored this season. Maryland’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (60.1) is 2.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (62.4).
What you need to know about the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska has covered six times in 16 games with a spread in conference action this season. The Cornhuskers are 303rd in the nation in points scored (66.8 per game) and 159th in points conceded (69.2). On the glass, Nebraska is 167th in college basketball in rebounds (32.0 per game). It is 278th in rebounds conceded (32.6 per game).
At home the Cornhuskers are scoring 70.7 points per game, 6.3 more than they are averaging on the road (64.4). Nebraska makes 6.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 255th and 280th, respectively, in the country. The Cornhuskers are the 24th-worst team in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (8.7 per game) and 136th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.1%).
The Cornhuskers have gone 4-6 over their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Nebraska has gone over the total in six of its last 10 contests. In its previous 10 games, Nebraska is posting 66.4 points per contest, compared to its season average of 66.8. In their previous 10 games, the Cornhuskers are ceding 73.2 points per game, 4.0 more points than their season average (69.2).
Maryland vs. Nebraska Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Maryland, and we expect that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 135 points.
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