Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Hawkeyes versus the Terrapins? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BTN. The game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park, MD. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 145 points, with Maryland being favored by -5 at home against Iowa.

IOWA HAWKEYES VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Maryland Terrapins -5

This game will be played at XFINITY Center at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE MARYLAND TERRAPINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Terrapins.
  • Not only will Maryland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Iowa Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Coming off a 90-85 win over Minnesota, the Hawkeyes will look to improve their 2-6 road record as they head to Maryland as 5-point underdogs. So far this season, Iowa has gone 14-10, including a 6-7 record in Big Ten play.

Over their last 10 games on the road, the Hawkeyes are just 3-7, compared to 12-4 at home. On the season, they have been the underdog in nine of their 24 games, going 2-7 in those contests.

As the underdog this season, Iowa has gone 3-6 vs. the spread. On the road, the Hawkeyes are 3-5 ATS this year and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Iowa games is 16-8. Today’s line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (160.6). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 165 points compared to their season average of 162.2.

Iowa’s offense had a good outing, putting up 90 points against Minnesota. They achieved a 47.7% field goal percentage and went 23/28 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Hawkeyes have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 57th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 212nd in terms of percentage and 274th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Iowa defense is giving up an average of 78.0 points per contest. So far, the Iowa defense is giving up an average of 10.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.6 times per game (389th).

Can the Terrapins Deliver Being Favored at Home?

After losing their last three games, Maryland will be looking to get back on track as they are a 5-point favorite against Iowa. So far this season, the Terrapins have gone 10-4 when favored, compared to 3-7 when they are the underdog.

At home, Maryland has been very strong, going 10-4 with an average scoring margin of +11.4 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Terrapins have gone 7-3, and they are 2-3 over their last five.

As the favorite this season, Maryland has an ATS record of just 5-9. Their overall ATS mark is 9-15. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terrapins are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line in Maryland’s games this season (136). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 126 points.

Maryland is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 75 points vs. Ohio State. This figure is more than their season average of 69.1 points per game. Offensively, the Terrapins have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 372nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 382nd in percentage and 294th in three-pointers made.

The Terrapins’ defense is presently ranked 14th nationally, allowing an average of 63.7 points per contest. So far, the Maryland defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (567th).