Rutgers vs Maryland Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) will look to extend a four-game winning stretch when hosting the Maryland Terrapins (10-4, 1-2 Big Ten) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Jersey Mike’s Arena. This game is at 6:30 PM ET.

Thursday’s game between the Scarlet Knights and the Terrapins sees the Scarlet Knights as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 131 points for the game.

Rutgers vs. Maryland Odds

Point Spread for Rutgers vs. Maryland

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Rutgers as the favorite.

Rutgers vs. Maryland Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Rutgers has -237 odds to pick up the win, while Maryland is listed at +188 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 131 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Arena: Jersey Mike’s Arena

Rutgers vs. Maryland Betting Trends

Rutgers is 10-4-0 against the spread this year. The Scarlet Knights have been victorious in eight of the 10 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Rutgers’ games this year have gone over the point total six times in 14 opportunities (42.9%).

Against the spread, Maryland is 8-5-1 this year. The Terrapins have been the moneyline underdog four total times this season. They’ve gone 1-3 in those games. Maryland’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 28.6% of the time (four out of 14 games with a set point total).

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Rutgers vs. Maryland Key Players to Watch


Clifford Omoruyi is tops on his team in both points (14.8) and rebounds (9.8) per contest, and also averages 1.1 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 1.6 blocked shots. Cam Spencer is averaging 12.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest. Aundre Hyatt averages 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, shooting 38.6% from the floor and 29.0% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Mawot Mag is averaging 7.0 points, 1.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds per contest.


Donta Scott is posting 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, making 42.0% of his shots from the floor and 29.2% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per contest. The Terrapins receive 12.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Hakim Hart. Julian Reese is putting up a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 10.2 points and 0.8 assists, making 68.9% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Scarlet Knights sport a top-25 defense this year, ranking fourth-best in college basketball with 55.2 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 170th with 72.5 points scored per contest. With 36.1 boards per game, Rutgers is 39th in college basketball. It surrenders 29.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 118th in college basketball.

Rutgers is 330th in college basketball with 5.6 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 296th with a 31.3% shooting percentage from downtown. With a 25.1% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Scarlet Knights are third-best in the nation. They rank 41st in college basketball by ceding 5.7 threes per contest.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

The Terrapins put up 72.8 points per game and give up 63.2, ranking them 166th in college basketball offensively and 49th defensively. On the boards, Maryland is 97th in the nation in rebounds (34.4 per game). It is 234th in rebounds allowed (32.0 per game).

Maryland is 223rd in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.1 per game) and 312th in 3-point percentage (30.8%). In 2022-23 the Terrapins are 13th-best in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (5.1 per game) and 16th-best in defensive 3-point percentage (28.2%).

Rutgers vs. Maryland Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Rutgers, and we predict that Rutgers will cover the spread (Rutgers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131 points.

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How to bet Rutgers vs. Maryland

You can bet on Rutgers vs. Maryland 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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