Maryland vs Ohio State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins (10-5, 1-3 Big Ten) face the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday in Big Ten play.

The Terrapins are currently slim 1.5-point favorites over the Buckeyes. The game has an over/under of 136.5.

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 -122 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio State is listed at +101 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 136.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Arena: Xfinity Center

Maryland vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Maryland is 8-6-1 this year. The Terrapins have been chosen as favorites in 10 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (90%) in those games. Maryland’s games this year have hit the over four times in 14 opportunities (28.6%).

Ohio State has played 14 games, with seven wins, against the spread. The Buckeyes have been the moneyline underdog four total times this season. They’ve finished 1-3 in those games. Ohio State’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 64.3% of the time (nine out of 14 games with a set point total).

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Maryland vs. Ohio State Key Players to Watch


Donta Scott averages 12.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Hakim Hart posts 11.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 53.9% from the field and 37.3% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game.
Julian Reese is tops on the Terrapins at 6.7 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 0.9 assists and 10 points.

Ohio State

Zed Key is posting a team-high 7.8 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 12.4 points and 1 assists, making 62.9% of his shots from the floor. Brice Sensabaugh is the Buckeyes’ top scorer (16.3 points per game) and assist man (1.2), and puts up 4.5 rebounds. The Buckeyes receive 13.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Justice Sueing. Bruce Thornton is posting a team-best 3.5 assists per game. And he is contributing 10.2 points and 3.1 rebounds, making 46.7% of his shots from the floor and 47.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 triples per game.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

The Terrapins are averaging 71.3 points per game (190th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while giving up 63.3 points per contest (43rd-ranked). This season, Maryland is pulling down 33.7 boards per game (123rd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 31.6 rebounds per contest (213th-ranked).

When playing at home, the Terrapins are posting 16.4 more points per game (74.9) than they are on the road (58.5). Maryland is making 7.2 threes per game (210th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 31.1% shooting percentage (308th-ranked) from downtown. The Terrapins are thriving when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank 15th-best in college basketball in three-pointers allowed (5.2 per game) and 18th-best in three-point percentage allowed (28.7%).

The Terrapins are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. Maryland has gone over the total twice in its past 10 games. On offense, Maryland has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 66.8 points per contest over that span compared to the 71.3 it has put up over the course of this year. Maryland has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 66 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 63.3 it has conceded this season.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

On offense the Buckeyes are the 34th-ranked squad in the nation (80.1 points per game). Defensively they are 71st (64.9 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Ohio State is 23rd-best in college basketball in rebounds (37 per game) and 74th in rebounds allowed (29).

Beyond the arc, Ohio State is 178th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.5). It is 41st in 3-point percentage at 37.8%. The Buckeyes are 82nd in the country in 3-pointers conceded (6.3 per game) and 22nd-best in 3-point percentage defensively (28.9%).

Maryland vs. Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Ohio State, and we project that Ohio State will cover the spread (Maryland -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 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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