Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hoosiers and Terrapins. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on CBS, and it’s hosted by the Terrapins at XFINITY Center in College Park, MD. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Maryland being favored by -9 at home against Indiana.

INDIANA HOOSIERS VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Indiana Hoosiers +9

This game will be played at XFINITY Center at 2:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE INDIANA HOOSIERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Terrapins.
  • Even though we have Maryland winning straight-up, we like Indiana at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Hoosiers Find a Way to Win in College Park?

Indiana will look to build off their 74-70 win over Wisconsin as they head to Maryland as nine-point underdogs. The Hoosiers enter the game with a 15-13 record, including a 7-10 mark in Big Ten play.

So far this season, Indiana is 3-7 on the road, and they have lost their last two games away from home. On the year, they are averaging -8.0 points per game on the road, compared to +1.2 points per game at home.

As the underdog, Indiana has gone 7-7 vs. the spread this season and they are 13-14-1 ATS overall. On the road, the Hoosiers have an ATS mark of 4-5-1 and they are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Indiana’s over/under record this season is 16-12 and their games have averaged 147.9 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.8). So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 151 points.

The Hoosiers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 74 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 72.9 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Malik Reneau, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16, while Kel’el Ware also carries a PPG average of 15.6 into the game.

So far, the Hoosiers’ defense is ranked 249th in the country at 75.0 points per contest. Indiana’s three-point defense is currently 235th in the country at 8.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.4% of their shots vs. Indiana.

Can the Terrapins Lock in a Home Win?

After losing their last two games at home, the Maryland Terrapins will look to get back on track as they host the Indiana Hoosiers. Maryland has gone 11-5 this season when favored and they are 11-6 at home compared to 4-8 on the road.

So far, the Terrapins have gone 15-14 overall, including a 7-11 mark in Big Ten play. In their last game, they fell to Northwestern by a score of 68-61.

As the favorite, Maryland has gone just 6-10 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS record is 6-11. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terrapins are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games at home, they are 1-2 ATS.

In Maryland’s last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 126 points. On the season, the over/under record in their games is 9-20 and the average scoring total is 133.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the season-long average over/under line of 135.8 and 17 of their games this year have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Maryland offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Northwestern. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.9% and connected on 2 threes. Jahmir Young is leading the team in scoring at 20.9 points per contest. Julian Reese has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.9 going into the game.

At this time, the Terrapins’ defense is positioned 20th in the country, permitting 64.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Northwestern, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 68 points vs. Maryland.