The No. 15 Maryland Terrapins are back home after beating the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington. Meeting Mark Turgeon and the Terps in College Park are the No. 25 Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who are +5000 to win the national tournament. The Terps are +2000 to win it all.
Betting Preview for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins NCAA College Basketball Game on February 4 2020
Where: XFINITY Center, College Park
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-6 Overall / 7-4 Conference)
The Scarlet Knights are among the best stories of college basketball this season, but they were not able to add the Michigan Wolverines to their list of high-profile victims this season, losing to the Juwan Howard’s boys in New York last Saturday, 69-63. Even in a loss, though, Rutgers managed to flex its muscle on the glass, winning the rebounding battle against Michigan, 51-37. The Scarlet Knights even had a plus-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Rutgers is 13th in the nation with 40.5 rebounds per game while also averaging 10.3 offensive rebounds. It’s a big reason why the Scarlet Knights are limiting opponents to just 61.7 points per game. What will be a challenge for Rutgers is finding its shooting again Rutgers shot just 27 of 83 in the Michigan game and went 6 of 24 from behind the arc.
The Scarlet Knights are 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games overall.
Betting on the Maryland Terrapins (17-4 Overall / 7-3 Conference)
The Terps continued their winning ways last Thursday, as they defeated Luka Garza and the No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes at home, 82-72. Maryland was able to cover its spread of six points as the home favorite, too. With that, the Terps are now 5-0 ATS over their last five outings. Senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. led the Terps in the Iowa game with 31 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and six assists and six rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Cowan’s experience has been a steadying presence for Maryland, which is seemingly unbeatable in College Park. In fact, the Terps, who have a ninth-ranked defense on KenPom (89.6 points allowed per 100 possessions), are 12-0 straight-up (SU) at home so far this season. Cowan leads the team with 16.2 points per game, while sophomore forward Jalen Smith continues to turn heads. Smith had 18 points and 14 rebounds against Iowa — his fourth-straight game with a double-double.
The over is 3-0 in the Terps’ last three games overall.
Maryland wins, 70-64.
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