Looking to win big? The Terrapins and Badgers face off at 2:00 ET on BTN. The Badgers are hosting the game at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 132.5 points, with Wisconsin being favored by -3 at home against Maryland.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS WISCONSIN BADGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -3

This game will be played at Target Center at 2:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE WISCONSIN BADGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Badgers.
  • Not only will Wisconsin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Maryland Stand a Chance on the Road?

As the underdog, Maryland has a record of 4-9 this season. On the road, the Terrapins have gone 4-9, and their average scoring margin in those games is -2.6. So far, Maryland has played 31 games and has a record of 15-16.

In their last game, the Terrapins beat Rutgers by a score of 65-51. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 4-6. This season, Maryland has been the underdog 13 times, and they have a record of 4-9 in those games.

As the underdog, Maryland has gone 6-7 against the spread on the road this season and they are 2-3 vs. the spread in their last five road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Terrapins have an ATS mark of 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Maryland games is 11-21 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (135.8). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record during this span is 2-1.

The Terrapins’ offense finished with 65 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 69.4 points per contest. Coming into the game, the Terrapins offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 28%. On average, they get up 21.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16.8 made free-throws.

In the current season, the Maryland defense has excelled, sitting 27th in the nation by allowing 65.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.1 threes per game vs. Wisconsin. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.9%.

Can The Badgers Secure a Home Victory?

Wisconsin comes into this game with a record of 19-12, including an 11-9 mark in Big Ten play. The Badgers have been much better at home this season, going 16-3 compared to just 3-9 on the road.

As the favorite, Wisconsin is 15-6 this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. In their most recent game, the Badgers fell to Purdue by a score of 78-70.

Wisconsin’s ATS record this season is 13-18, including a 10-9 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are just 2-8 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 5-5 over their last 10 games.

Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Wisconsin games this year (138.9). Their over/under record this year is 19-10-2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-2-1.

The Wisconsin offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against Purdue. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.5% and connected on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was John Blackwell with 18 points. Tyler Wahl also added 17 points for the Badgers.

Coming into today’s game, the Wisconsin defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. Wisconsin’s three-point defense is currently 126th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.2% of their shots vs. Wisconsin.