Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Scarlet Knights versus the Terrapins? Tip off is at at 6:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PEAC. The game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. This Big Ten conference matchup has an over/under of 125.5 points, and Maryland is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Rutgers.


The Pick: Maryland Terrapins -3.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Terrapins.
  • Not only will Maryland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 125.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Scarlet Knights Find a Way to Win in Minneapolis?

Heading into this game, Rutgers has a 15-16 overall record and a 7-13 mark in Big Ten play. They have lost three straight games and are currently 4-12 as the underdog this season.

On the road, the Scarlet Knights have gone just 3-9 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -9.6 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone just 2-8.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone 6-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights have a 4-6 ATS mark. On the road, their ATS record is 4-8 this year and 3-7 over their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 10-21 and today’s line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (137). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 129 points.

In their most recent game, the Rutgers offense concluded with only 51 points against Ohio State. Throughout the game, they made 4/18 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 27.3%. Clifford Omoruyi is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 10.7. Meanwhile, Aundre Hyatt also brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.

So far, the Scarlet Knights’ defense is ranked 44th in the country at 66.6 points per contest. Rutgers will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Ohio State to just 27% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Maryland Win at Home?

After losing their last game to Penn State by a score of 85-69, Maryland enters this game with an overall record of 15-16. The Terrapins have struggled recently, losing three games in a row and going just 7-13 in Big Ten play.

At home this season, Maryland has gone 11-7, and they have been favored in 18 of their 31 games, going 11-7 in those contests. For the season, their average scoring margin at home is +8.6 points per game.

As the favorite, Maryland has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 6-12. Their ATS mark at home is 6-12 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 3-7 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games at home, the Terrapins are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Maryland games this season (136.1). This year, the over/under record in their games is 11-20. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 147 points.

In their previous game, the Terrapins’ offense finished with 69 points, which is right in line with their current average of 69.6 points per contest. On offense, Maryland has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 22nd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

So far this season, the Maryland defense has been performing well, ranking 26th in the country at 65.7 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Penn State, the Nittany Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 85 points vs. Maryland.