Maryland vs Ohio State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins (20-9, 11-7 Big Ten) face the Ohio State Buckeyes (12-17, 4-14 Big Ten) at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday in Big Ten play. The matchup airs on BTN.

The Terrapins square off against the Buckeyes in a game that Maryland is currently a slight favorite by 1.5 points. A 135-point total is set for the matchup.

Maryland vs. Ohio State Odds

Point Spread for Maryland vs. Ohio State

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.

Maryland vs. Ohio State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland has -112 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio State is listed at -108 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 135 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Value City Arena

Maryland vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

In Maryland’s 29 games this year, it has 18 wins against the spread. The Terrapins have come away with 19 wins in the 21 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Maryland’s games this year have hit the over 37.9% of the time (11 out of 29 games with a set point total).

Ohio State is 9-20-0 against the spread this season. The Buckeyes have gone 2-10 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 16.7% of those games). Ohio State’s games this year have hit the over 51.7% of the time (15 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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Maryland vs. Ohio State Key Players to Watch


Donta Scott puts up 11.7 points, 6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 40.4% from the field and 30.3% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Hakim Hart is putting up 12 points, 2.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest. Julian Reese averages a team-best 7.2 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 11.2 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 63.6% from the field.

Ohio State

Brice Sensabaugh paces the Buckeyes in scoring (16.5 points per game) and assists (1.1), and averages 5.2 rebounds. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. The Buckeyes get 12 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Justice Sueing. Zed Key is the Buckeyes’ top rebounder (7.5 per game), and he produces 10.8 points and 0.8 assists. Bruce Thornton is posting 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 45.6% of his shots from the floor and 37.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 treys per contest.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

Maryland has compiled an 11-7-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. The Terrapins are putting up 71.2 points per game this year (189th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived defensively, allowing only 62.8 points per contest (25th-best). This season, Maryland is grabbing 32 rebounds per game (163rd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 29.3 rebounds per contest (75th-ranked).

Offensively, the Terrapins have played better when playing at home this season, putting up 74.6 points per game, compared to 62.3 per game away from home. Maryland is sinking 6.7 threes per game (258th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while putting up a 32.4% three-point percentage (276th-ranked). The Terrapins rank top-25 this season in three-pointers allowed, currently 15th-best in college basketball with 5.5 treys allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 52nd with a 31.4% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Terrapins are 7-3 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Maryland has hit the over six times. In its last 10 games, Maryland has been putting up 73.1 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 71.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Maryland’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (60.3) is 2.5 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (62.8).

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State has won three games against the spread this season in conference action, while failing to cover 15 times. Offensively the Buckeyes are the 149th-ranked squad in college basketball (72.9 points per game). On defense they are 155th (69.1 points conceded per game). With 33.8 rebounds per game and 30.5 rebounds conceded, Ohio State is 64th and 142nd in the nation, respectively.

At home the Buckeyes are putting up 74.8 points per game, 7.7 more than they are averaging away (67.1). Ohio State is 264th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.6 per game) and 116th in 3-point percentage (35.4%). Defensively, the Buckeyes are 153rd in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7. They are 63rd in 3-point percentage allowed at 31.8%.

The Buckeyes have one win against the spread, and are 1-9 overall, in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Ohio State has hit the over four times. Over its past 10 games, Ohio State is scoring 63.6 points per contest, 9.3 fewer points than its season average (72.9). The Buckeyes are giving up 73.7 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 4.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (69.1).

Maryland vs. Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Maryland, and we expect that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135 points.

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How to bet Maryland vs. Ohio State

You can bet on Maryland vs. Ohio State 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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