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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Terrapins vs. Penn State
- (20-10) Maryland Terrapins vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (18-12)
- Date: Sunday, March 5th
- Time: 12:00 ET
- Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Terrapins +111 | Nittany Lions -137
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Maryland +2 | Penn State -2 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 135.5
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Overall, Maryland has an 20-10 overall record. Meanwhile, in their 13 road games this season, Maryland has a record of 4-9.
Having been the underdog in 9 games, Maryland has gone 1-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Maryland currently has a record of 11-8 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-2.
Coming into the game, Jahmir Young is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Young is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and adding 3.3 assists. Maryland’s second leading scorer is Hakim Hart, who has hit 49.6% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.8 points per game.
Currently, Maryland’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 70.9 points, which places them 207th in the NCAA. In addition, Maryland’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.83% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 272nd in overall field goal percentage at 43.3%. When the Terrapins have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.6% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Maryland is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.2 per contest, placing them just 546th in college basketball. Currently, Maryland’s 35.2 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Terrapins are averaging 9.4 offensive boards per game.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Overall, Penn State has an 18-12 overall record. So far, Penn State has been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 13-4.
Getting ready to play for the 18 times as the favorite, Penn State has gone 14-4 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Nittany Lions come into this game as -2 point favorites.
At this moment, Penn State currently has a record of 9-10 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-2.
Coming into the game, Jalen Pickett is the team leader in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Pickett is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and adding 7.0 assists. Penn State’s second leading scorer is Seth Lundy, who has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.3 points per game.
Nittany Lions Key Stats
At this point, the Penn State offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 64.6 points per game. This figure places them just 391st in college basketball. In addition, Penn State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.47% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 278th in overall field goal percentage at 43.2%. When the Nittany Lions have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Penn State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 61.7 per contest, placing them just 672nd in college basketball. Currently, Penn State’s 35.3 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Nittany Lions are averaging 9.2 offensive boards per game.
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Maryland Terrapins vs. Penn State Nittany Lions CBB Betting Trends
- First, Maryland is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Terrapins are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Maryland is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 7-3 SU.
- At this point, Terrapins are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Nittany Lions are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs. Penn State Nittany Lions CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions -2
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Penn State Nittany Lions to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although Penn State as a team is just 278th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Terrapins’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Nittany Lions to come out on top and cover.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Pick: Penn State ATS
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