The Maryland Terrapins (9-5) travel to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-3) on Sunday, January 7th. This game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis and televised on BTN. Minnesota is coming off a win in their previous game, while Maryland is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Purdue. Tip-off is set for 5:30 ET.
Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Maryland comes into this game as the underdog, and they have an overall record of 9-5. So far this season, they have gone 1-3 on the road and have an average scoring margin of -5.8 points per game away from home.
In their last game, the Terrapins faced Purdue and lost by a score of 67-53. Over their last 10 games on the road, Maryland has gone just 1-9.
As the underdog this season, Maryland has an ATS record of 1-3 and vs. the spread as the underdog over their last 10 games, they are 3-7. On the road, the Terrapins have an ATS mark of 1-3 this year and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. the spread away from home.
So far this season, the over/under record in Maryland games is 4-10 and today’s line of 135.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (136). Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 135.4 and their games have finished with more points than today’s line in five of their 14 games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 125 points.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers Are Coming Off A Win
Minnesota comes into today’s game with an overall record of 11-3 and are currently riding a six-game winning streak. They are 10-1 at home this season and have an average scoring margin of +19.3 points per game at home.
In their last game, the Golden Gophers took on Michigan and came away with a 73-71 victory. Over their last ten games at home, Minnesota is 9-1.
Minnesota has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 11-2-1. Their ATS mark at home is 9-1-1, and they have gone 8-0-1 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 8-1-1.
This season, the over/under record for Minnesota games is 7-7 and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
Maryland Offense Breakdown
Compared to their season average of 71.7 points per game, Maryland struggled in their previous game. Against Purdue, the Terrapins scored 53 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Offensively, the Terrapins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 357th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 395th in terms of percentage and 289th in three-pointers made.
|Jahmir Young (G)
|Julian Reese (F)
|Donta Scott (F)
Minnesota Offense Breakdown
Against Michigan, the Minnesota had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.9 points per game. They scored 73 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.5% in the game. The top scorer for the Golden Gophers was Mike Mitchell Jr. with 18 points, while Elijah Hawkins also chipped in with 14 points.
|Dawson Garcia (F)
|Mike Mitchell Jr. (G)
|Joshua Ola-Joseph (F)
Maryland Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Maryland defense is giving up an average of 63.6 points per contest. The Maryland defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Purdue to connect on 5 threes.
Minnesota Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 66.6 points per contest. So far, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (528th).
Terrapins vs Golden Gophers Trends
- Through their last three road games, Maryland has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 54 points per game.
- In their last three home games, Minnesota has averaged 68 points per game while allowing 77. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- The last three games that Maryland was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 8-1-1 while going 10-0 straight up.
We’re putting our money on the Golden Gophers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 76-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Golden Gophers at -2.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 135.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.
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