The Maryland Terrapins (16-8, 7-6 Big Ten) will host the Penn State Nittany Lions (14-10, 5-8 Big Ten) after winning seven home games in a row. It tips at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Saturday’s game between the Terrapins and the Nittany Lions sees the Terrapins as a solid, 8-point favorite. The over/under for the game is 133.5.
Maryland vs. Penn State Odds
Point Spread for Maryland vs. Penn State
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.
Maryland vs. Penn State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland has -389 odds to pick up the win, while Penn State is listed at +307 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 133.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 11, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Big Ten Network
- Location: College Park, Maryland
- Arena: Xfinity Center
Maryland vs. Penn State Betting Trends
Maryland is 15-8-1 against the spread this season. The Terrapins have won in 15, or 93.8%, of the 16 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Maryland’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under seven times in 24 opportunities (29.2%).
Penn State has 12 wins against the spread in 24 games this season. The Nittany Lions have won 12.5% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (1-7). Penn State’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 54.2% of the time (13 out of 24 games with a set point total).
Maryland vs. Penn State Key Players to Watch
Donta Scott averages 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest, shooting 40.5% from the field and 30.5% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Hakim Hart posts 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Julian Reese posts a team-leading 6.5 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 10.6 points and 1.0 assists, shooting 65.2% from the field.
Jalen Pickett paces the Nittany Lions in scoring (17.3 points per game), rebounding (7.8) and assists (7.0), shooting 50.4% from the field and 34.2% from 3-point range with 1.1 triples per contest. He also posts 1.0 steal and 0.4 blocked shots. Seth Lundy gives the Nittany Lions 14.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Andrew Funk gets the Nittany Lions 12.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also posts 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. The Nittany Lions receive 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Camren Wynter.
What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins
Maryland has won eight games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover five times. The Terrapins are scoring 70.6 points per game this year (198th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on defense, ceding only 62.5 points per game (23rd-best). So far this year, Maryland is grabbing 32.2 boards per game (156th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 30.2 rebounds per contest (125th-ranked).
The Terrapins are posting 74.2 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 12.3 more points than they’re averaging in road games (61.9). Maryland ranks 275th in college basketball by making 6.5 three-pointers per contest, but it has a 30.2% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 21st-worst in college basketball. The Terrapins rank 13th-best in college basketball by allowing 5.4 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 38th in college basketball at 30.8%.
The Terrapins have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Maryland has gone over the total three times. Maryland has been racking up 67.6 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 70.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Maryland give up 0.9 fewer points per game (61.6) than its season-long average (62.5).
What you need to know about the Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State is 6-7-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Nittany Lions are 157th in the country in points scored (72.6 per game) and 130th in points conceded (67.9). Penn State is 273rd in college basketball in rebounds per game (30.3) and 297th in rebounds conceded (33.1).
At home, the Nittany Lions average 76.9 points per game. On the road, they average 66.4. In 2022-23 Penn State is fifth-best in the country in 3-point makes (10.8 per game), and 17th-best in 3-point percentage (38.4%). The Nittany Lions are 241st in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.7 per game) and 242nd in 3-point percentage defensively (34.6%).
The Nittany Lions have gone 3-7 in their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Penn State has hit the over seven times. While Penn State is putting up 72.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its past 10 games, amassing 67.8 points per contest. While the Nittany Lions are ceding 67.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their previous 10 games, allowing 70.6 points per contest.
Maryland vs. Penn State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Maryland, and we predict that Penn State will cover the spread (Maryland -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.
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