Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Terrapins vs Spartans CBB Odds
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13-3 (1-1 V) Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans 14-1 (9-0 H)
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Spartans -14
CBB Betting Total: 139.5
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Michigan State is the top ranked team in the nation. Thus far their only blemish was losing to highly ranked Duke, which seems like an eternity ago.
Maryland looks like a tournament team to me. They are very strong on the perimeter even if the names are not quite household.
The Terps have won seven in a row heading into this one, including a win over Penn State at home as conference play resumed. They have just one B10 loss but they pushed Purdue in that game.
Anthony Cowan has really advanced his game without Melo Trimble around. He leads the team in scoring, assists and steals and seems more efficient than Trimble ever was.
Justin Jackson is a player many think have pro potential but he was having a disastrous sophomore season before being shutdown with a shoulder injury. His absence has forced this team to be more defensive minded.
Kevin Huerter is the second leading scorer and have become a much more dangerous scorer with increased opportunity. Still he is not the best athlete out there so he can’t overwhelm good competition.
Michigan State Spartans
Sparty is looking pretty good. While other top teams have had some head scratchers they have stayed the course, mostly dominating the field with a 10-5 ATS record to boot.
Miles Bridges is getting back into the POY picture too. He is averaging 17 and 8 while playing less than 30 minutes per game. He also has made 90% of his free throws.
Fellow sophomore Nick Ward might be the most efficient player in the country. His numbers – 15ppg and 8 rpg are good, the fact that they come in less than 20 minutes per game is insane.
I guess I should also mention frosh big man Jaren Jackson. He is long and athletic and can shoot and some think he could be a better pro than Bridges, which is high praise.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MD are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in MD last 8 Thu. games.
- MSU are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in MSU last 11 Thu. games.
- MSU are 25-11 ATS in their last 36 vs. Big Ten.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAAB Prediction:
Michigan State should roll in this matchup. Maryland was going to be one of my sleepers this season but this would be a big upset.
I do not expect Maryland to fall apart though. They are solid in the backcourt and have some size too.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER
I can see MSU -10 here and that seem like a pretty even number. The Spartans are not going to have many teams push them at home this season.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 83 – Maryland 71
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