Maryland vs Northwestern Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, February 26, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins (19-9, 10-7 Big Ten) will be looking to build on a 10-game home winning streak when hosting the Northwestern Wildcats (20-8, 11-6 Big Ten) on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Xfinity Center. It airs at 12:00 PM ET on BTN.

Sunday’s game between the Terrapins and the Wildcats sees the Terrapins as a solid, 6.5-point favorite. The over/under is 129 points for the matchup.

Maryland vs. Northwestern Odds

Point Spread for Maryland vs. Northwestern

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.

Maryland vs. Northwestern Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland has -287 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +233 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 129 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Arena: Xfinity Center

Maryland vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

Maryland is 17-10-1 against the spread this season. The Terrapins have been victorious in 18, or 90%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Maryland has hit the over in 35.7% of its opportunities this year (10 times in 28 games with a set point total).

Northwestern has played 28 games, with 18 wins, against the spread. The Wildcats have gone 8-6 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 57.1% of those games). Northwestern has gone over the point total 35.7% of the time this year (10 of 28 games with a set point total).

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Maryland vs. Northwestern Key Players to Watch

Maryland

Donta Scott averages 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Hakim Hart averages 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, shooting 50.2% from the field and 34.4% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game.
Julian Reese paces the Terrapins at 7.1 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 0.9 assists and 11.2 points.

Northwestern

The Wildcats get 14.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game from Chase Audige. The Wildcats receive 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Ty Berry. Matthew Nicholson is averaging a team-best 5.6 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 6.0 points and 1.3 assists, making 57.0% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

Maryland has won 10 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover seven times. The Terrapins are 190th in college basketball with 71.1 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 26th with 63.0 points allowed per game. Maryland is grabbing 32.1 boards per game (160th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 29.5 rebounds per contest (86th-ranked).

The Terrapins are averaging 74.6 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 62.3 points per contest. Maryland is draining 6.4 three-pointers per game (283rd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while putting up a 31.3% three-point percentage (329th-ranked). The Terrapins are allowing opponents to post a 31.6% three-point percentage this year (57th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve provided a lift by allowing only 5.5 treys per contest (16th-best).

The Terrapins are 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. Five of Maryland’s past 10 contests have hit the over. Maryland has scored 71.1 points per game over its last 10 contests, the same amount it has put up on average this season. Maryland has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 60.2 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 63.0 it has conceded per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern and its opponents have combined to go over the point total eight out of 17 times this season in Big Ten play. In 2022-23, the Wildcats are 269th in college basketball offensively (68.3 points scored per game) and 18th-best defensively (62.0 points conceded). Northwestern collects 31.9 rebounds per game and concede 31.9 boards, ranking 171st and 236th, respectively, in college basketball.

In 2022-23 the Wildcats are scoring 2.7 fewer points per game at home (68.4) than away (71.1). Northwestern makes 7.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 145th and 294th, respectively, in the nation. Defensively, the Wildcats are 204th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.4. They are 122nd in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.9%.

The Wildcats have an 8-2 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Northwestern has gone over the total three times. Northwestern is scoring 67.3 points per contest over its last 10 games, which is 1.0 fewer point than its average for the season (68.3). The Wildcats have performed worse defensively over their last 10 games, surrendering 63.9 points per contest, 1.9 more points their than season average of 62.0.

Maryland vs. Northwestern Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Maryland, and we predict that Northwestern will cover the spread (Maryland -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 129 points.

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How to bet Maryland vs. Northwestern

You can bet on Maryland vs. Northwestern 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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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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