Looking to win big? The Nittany Lions and Terrapins face off at 7:00 ET on BTN. The Terrapins are hosting the game at XFINITY Center in College Park, MD. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 138.5 points, with the Terrapins being the favored team playing at home against the Nittany Lions.
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions +7.5
This game will be played at XFINITY Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Terrapins.
- Even though we have Maryland winning straight-up, we like Penn State at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Can the Nittany Lions Grab a Win on the Road?
As they prepare for their 9th game of the season, Penn State holds a 4-4 overall record. So far, the Nittany Lions have played three games on the road and have yet to win one. At home, they have gone 4-1. As of now, Penn State holds a 2-6 ATS record leading into their game against Maryland. In their previous five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
In eight games, Penn State comes in with an over/under mark of 3-4-1, with their games averaging 144.9 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Nittany Lions’ games have averaged 152 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-1-1.
The Penn State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Bucknell. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.9% while connecting on 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Qudus Wahab with 18 points. Adrian Baldwin Jr also added 17 points for the Nittany Lions.
At present, the Nittany Lions’ defense is nationally ranked 107th, allowing 69.1 points per game. Against Bucknell in their most recent game, the Penn State defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Bucknell to hit 46% of their shots.
Can The Terrapins Secure a Home Victory?
Maryland is currently 4-4 and about to play their 9th game of the season. In their previous ten home games, which includes games from last year, Maryland has a 9-1 record. Maryland currently has an ATS record of 2-6, putting them below .500. In home games this season, Maryland is 2-3 vs. the spread, but over their last ten home games, they have a solid 7-3 ATS record.
Through eight games, Maryland has an over/under record of 2-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 131.5 points per game so far. The Terrapins’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 139 points per game.
The Maryland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 53 points vs. Indiana. Overall their field goal percentage was 35.7% while connecting on 2 threes. The top scorer for the Terrapins was Jahmir Young with 20 points, while Julian Reese also added 14 to the scoreboard.
Currently, the Terrapins’ defense holds the 28th rank in the nation, allowing 63.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Maryland’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.3% this season.