Free CBB Hoops Pick: Hawkeyes vs Terrapins Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Iowa Hawkeyes taking on the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
#4 Iowa Hawkeyes (16-3) vs. #7 Maryland Terrapins (17-3)
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Terps -5
CBB Betting Total: 147
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The most crucial Big 10 contest of the season takes place Thursday night when the #3 Iowa Hawkeyes take on the #8 Maryland Terrapins.
Currently, Iowa sits undefeated in the Big 10 conference with a record of 7-0. Maryland sits in 3rd with a 6-2 conference record making this game that much more important.
With #19 Indiana sandwiched in between these two teams at 7-1, a loss from Iowa makes this anybody’s race. An Iowa win really separates them and Indiana from the pack, at least for now.
Iowa comes in red hot, winners of 9 straight games and find themselves atop the Big 10 standings. The Hawkeyes have built quite the resume in terms of quality wins and their 3 losses have come against top teams in the nation as Dayton and Iowa State took them out and Notre Dame, when they were ranked high, took them down as well.
The Hawkeyes quality win list has compiled to be a pretty nice one. Iowa has defeated Wichita State, Michigan State twice, Purdue twice, and Michigan.
The Hawkeyes come in off an 83-71 win over #22 Purdue as they outscored the Boilermakers by 14 in the second half.
The Hawkeyes shot 50% from the field and hit 11 of 20 three pointers attempted as they continued to show why they are one of the best shooting teams in the nation.
F Jarrod Uthoff had another big game as he put in 22 points and added 3 rebounds and 3 assists. On the season, Uthoff has averaged 18.9 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds per game.
Maryland’s most recent loss has really put them in some deep water in the Big 10 in terms of the #1 seed. It also has put them back in the race for a #1 seed come March.
Maryland has gone just 2-2 over their last 4 with losses to Michigan and Michigan State, both on the road, as they now sit in 3rd in the Big 10. A win here gets them right back in the race, but a loss would send them back to the pack with a compliment of teams, making their journey much tougher.
The Terrapins do get the benefit of this one being at home as they are a perfect 11-0 at home.
Look for Melo Trimble to be the difference maker here. He’s been the Terrapins go to guy as he’s averaged 14.4 points per game to go along with 5.6 assists per game. Trimble has been the facilitator all season long for this Maryland group.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Hawkeyes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Hawkeyes are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten.
- Hawkeyes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Terrapins are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten.
- Terrapins are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up loss.
Free CBB Prediction:
This is just a must win for Maryland here. A loss really puts them in a bad position both nationally and conference wise.
The Terrapins must close out defensively. Stopping Iowa shooters from getting in rhythm is a must as this Hawkeyes team can change the whole complexion of the game if they get the open looks from behind the arc.
With the pressure all on Maryland, Iowa will play loose and come away with a much needed win here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Iowa ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Iowa 77 – Maryland 75
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