Betting on today’s Terrapins and Scarlet Knights game? Catch the action at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ, as the Scarlet Knights hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on BTN. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 129 points, with Rutgers being favored by -2.5 at home against Maryland.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -2.5

This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena at 12:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
  • Not only will Rutgers pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Terrapins Ready for a Win at Piscataway?

After losing to Wisconsin 74-70, Maryland’s record now stands at 14-13. On the road, the Terrapins are just 3-8 this season, and they are 3-9 as underdogs.

Over their last 10 road games, Maryland is 3-7, and they have lost three straight road games. On average, the Terrapins are being outscored by 3.2 points per game on the road, compared to a +10.4 scoring margin at home.

So far this season, Maryland has an ATS record of 11-16. On the road, their ATS record is 5-6, and their last 10 road ATS record is 5-5. As the underdog, their ATS record is 5-7, and their last 10 underdog ATS record is also 5-5.

This season, the over/under record in games involving Maryland is 9-18. Today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (136.3). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

In their previous game, the Terrapins’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 69.9 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jahmir Young who comes into today’s matchup averaging 21.1. Julian Reese also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.8.

This season, the Maryland defense has been impressive, holding the 24th position in the country while permitting an average of 65.0 points per contest. Against Wisconsin in their most recent game, the Maryland defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Wisconsin to hit 44% of their shots.

Are the Scarlet Knights Ready for a Home Win?

Despite losing their last two games, Rutgers has a solid home record of 11-5 this season. Over their last ten games at home, the Scarlet Knights are 6-4. So far, they have been favored in 13 of their 26 games, going 10-3 in those matchups.

Last time out, Rutgers fell to Purdue by a score of 96-68. For the season, they have a record of 14-12, including a 6-9 mark in Big Ten play. On the year, they have gone 8-3 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Rutgers has gone 6-7 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 12-14. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights have a record of 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than the average over/under line in Rutgers games this season (137.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer than 129 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 146 points.

In their most recent game, the Scarlet Knights’ offense tallied 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.9 points per game. Jeremiah Williams led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Noah Fernandes contributed 11 points for the Scarlet Knights.

Currently, the Scarlet Knights’ defense holds the 49th rank in the nation, allowing 66.6 points per game. The Rutgers defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 96 points and allowed Purdue to connect on 12 threes.