Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Golden Gophers vs Terrapins CBB Odds
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20-7 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins 22-5
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 10
Date: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Maryland -5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Big 10 play continues with the Minnesota Golden Gophers heading to Maryland to take on the Terrapins.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
After losing five straight, Minnesota has looked like a different team recently, winning five in a row against Big 10 competition. The Golden Gophers have put up some stellar performances, albeit all against unranked teams. However, the team has shown some signs of life, especially on offense, scoring 101 in a double overtime victory over Iowa.
Sitting at 8-6 in the Big 10, the Gophers need to continue winning and start figuring out how to compete with the top teams of the conference. Frankly, the defense has been good for Minnesota, but it’s the offense that has been inconsistent.
The scoring is led by junior guard Nate Mason, who averages 15.0 points and 5.3 assists per game. However, he shoots the ball at a paltry 37.3% and takes about 13 shots per game.
Freshman Amir Coffey has played some solid ball for Minnesota. He averages 12.3 points per game on 46.3% shooting. He had a great 17-point performance against Indiana where he shot 60% from the field.
The Gophers will need a lot from Mason and Coffey against a tough Maryland team in order to keep this game close.
Sitting 3rd in the Big Ten, the Maryland Terrapins are a strong team. Led by coach Mark Turgeon, the Terps have a 10-4 record in conference and have a stellar defense that has given the rest of the conference fits all season.
Maryland gives up just 66.9 points per game, putting the team 56th in the nation in that category. While the defense has been solid all year, the offense has been inconsistent, especially over the past five games.
With just two wins in the last five, the team has scored more than 75 just once and that was against a bad Ohio State team. Maryland’s scoring has been down and the team has lost games despite keeping the other team’s scoring low.
The team’s leader Melo Trimble will need to have a big game in this one. Averaging 17.6 points on 44.9% shooting, Trimble has been a fantastic three-year player for the Terps. He is coming off a 32-point game against Northwestern and a 27-point game against Wisconsin. Look for him to take over in this one.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last five games
- The UNDER is 4-1 in Maryland’s last five games at home
Free Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins NCAAB Prediction:
Maryland gets the W behind the play of Melo Trimble. While Minnesota has looked better recently, the team hasn’t shown up against top-25 squads this year.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Maryland ATS
When Melo Trimble gets going, he can lead this team to victory without many problems. Minnesota has been a better team recently but I believe Maryland’s scorers will overwhelm the Golden Gophers. Maryland covers here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 69 – Maryland 77
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