The Scarlet Knights and Terrapins are set to face off at 6:30 ET on BTN. The Terrapins will host the game at XFINITY Center in College Park, MD. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 126.5 points, with Maryland being favored by -7.5 at home against Rutgers.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +7.5

This game will be played at XFINITY Center at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • 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 Rutgers at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 126.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Scarlet Knights Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

After a ten-point win over Michigan, Rutgers will look to continue their strong play as they head to Maryland as 7.5-point underdogs. With a record of 11-10, the Scarlet Knights have gone 3-7 in Big Ten play compared to 8-3 in non-conference action.

So far this season, Rutgers has gone 2-5 on the road, and their average scoring margin in these games is -8.0. Over their last ten road games, the Scarlet Knights are 3-7, and they are 1-4 in their previous five.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone 4-5 vs. the spread, including a 2-1 mark in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, their ATS record is 3-4 this year, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 6-15. Today’s over/under line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.4). Over their last three games, Rutgers’ games have averaged 120 points per game.

In their latest game, Rutgers offense put up 69 points against Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.3% and made 2 threes. On offense, Rutgers has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 38%. So far, they are 184th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 65%.

In the current season, the Rutgers defense has excelled, sitting 43rd in the nation by allowing 66.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rutgers’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.

Will Maryland Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

After a loss to Michigan State, Maryland is looking to get back on track at home, where they have gone 10-3 this season. For the year, they have gone 13-9, including a 5-6 mark in Big Ten play.

So far, the Terrapins have been favored in 13 games, going 10-3 in those contests. For the season, they have outscored their opponents by an average of 12.5 points per game at home.

When looking at Maryland’s ATS record this season, they have gone 9-13. At home, their ATS mark is 5-8, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Maryland games is 6-16 and today’s line of 126.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (136.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, 10 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

In their most recent game, the Maryland offense put up just 54 points vs. the Michigan State Spartans. Overall, they are now averaging 69.5 points per game which is 339th in the country. The top scorer for the Terrapins was Jahmir Young with 31 points, while Donta Scott also chipped in with 13 points.

So far, the Terrapins’ defense is ranked 14th in the country at 63.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Maryland’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.