Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins NCAAB Betting Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction 2/14/2024

The Iowa Hawkeyes (14-10) travel to face off against the Maryland Terrapins (13-11) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park and televised on BTN. Iowa is coming off a win in their previous game, while Maryland is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rutgers. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins

The Iowa Hawkeyes Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Minnesota in their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-10 overall and 6-7 in Big Ten play. On the road this season, they are just 2-6, and they have lost two straight games away from home.

As the underdog, Iowa has gone 2-7 this season, compared to 12-3 when they are favored. They come into this game as 4.5-point underdogs.

As the underdog this season, Iowa has gone 3-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-5, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 3-7. In their last 3 road games, the Hawkeyes have an ATS record of 1-2.

This season, the over/under record for Iowa games is 16-8, and today’s line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (160.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points, and during their last five games, the average is 160 points. So far, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 24 games, Maryland has a 13-11 record, which includes a two-game losing streak. In Big Ten play, the Terrapins are 5-7 compared to an 8-4 non-conference record.

At home, Maryland has been much better, going 10-4 compared to 3-6 on the road. On the season, the Terrapins’ average scoring margin at home is +11.4 compared to -3.0 on the road.

As the favorite, Maryland has gone just 5-9 against the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terrapins have an ATS record of 4-6. At home, Maryland is 5-9 vs. the spread this year and just 2-3 in their last 5 home games. Overall, the Terrapins have an ATS record of 9-14 this season.

This season, the over/under record for Maryland games is 6-17. On average, their games have finished with 131.9 points, which is 4.3 points lower than the average over/under line of 136.1. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the scoring average of their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and their games have averaged 126 points.

Iowa Offense Breakdown

Iowa is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 90 points vs. Minnesota. This figure is more than their season average of 84.2 points per game. Payton Sandfort led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Patrick McCaffery contributed 21 points for the Hawkeyes.

Tony Perkins (G) 15.6 4.2 4.2
Payton Sandfort (F) 15.0 6.6 2.5
Ben Krikke (F) 14.6 4.8 1.5

Maryland Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Maryland offense put up just 53 points vs. the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Overall, they are now averaging 69.1 points per game which is 347th in the country. Julian Reese led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Jahmir Young contributed 16 points for the Terrapins.

Jahmir Young (G) 20.9 5.0 4.0
Julian Reese (F) 13.3 10.0 1.2
Donta Scott (F) 11.3 4.9 1.0

Iowa Team Defense

The Hawkeyes’ defense is presently ranked 297th nationally, allowing an average of 78.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Iowa’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.6% this season.

Maryland Team Defense

At this time, the Terrapins’ defense is positioned 15th in the country, permitting 63.7 points per game. Against Rutgers in their most recent game, the Maryland defense gave up a total of 56 points while allowing Rutgers to hit 31% of their shots.

Hawkeyes vs Terrapins Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Hawkeyes offense has averaged 78 points per game while allowing an average of 80. Iowa posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Although Maryland has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 63 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hawkeyes have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Maryland has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Hawkeyes vs Terrapins Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Terrapins to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143.5, and our model predicts the Hawkeyes and Terrapins to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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