Maryland Terrapins vs. Rutgers Scarlet NCAAB Betting Knights

Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Prediction 2/25/2024

The Maryland Terrapins (14-13) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-12) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on BTN. Both Maryland and Rutgers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 ET.

Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After their 74-70 loss to Wisconsin, Maryland’s record stands at 14-13, and they have gone 6-10 in Big Ten play. They are 3-8 on the road this season and have lost their last three games away from home.

On the year, the Terrapins have been the underdog in 12 of their 27 games, going 3-9 in those contests. They have gone 11-4 as the favorite.

Against the spread, Maryland has gone 11-16 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 5-6. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Terrapins have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Maryland games is 9-18 and today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (136.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game by a score of 96-68 to Purdue, Rutgers will look to bounce back as they host Maryland. The Scarlet Knights are 11-5 at home this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at the RAC.

Overall, Rutgers is 14-12 this season, and they are 6-9 in Big Ten play. They have gone 10-3 when favored, and they are favored by two points in this game.

As the favorite this season, Rutgers has gone 6-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights are 5-5.

On the season, the over/under record in Rutgers games is 9-17. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 137.1 and the average point differential versus the over/under line is -3.6. Today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than their season average and lower than the average scoring total in their games this year of 133.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

Maryland Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Terrapins’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69.9 points per contest. The top scorer for the Terrapins was Jahmir Young with 20 points, while Julian Reese also chipped in with 18 points.

Jahmir Young (G) 21.1 5.0 4.0
Julian Reese (F) 13.8 10.0 1.2
Donta Scott (F) 11.6 4.9 1.0

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

The Scarlet Knights’ offense finished with 68 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 66.9 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Scarlet Knights have a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, ranking 395th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 382nd in terms of percentage and 336th in three-pointers made.

Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.9 8.8 0.5
Aundre Hyatt (F) 10.9 4.7 1.3
Derek Simpson (G) 9.3 3.3 3.2

Maryland Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Maryland defense is giving up an average of 65.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Rutgers, the Maryland defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Maryland made 28 free-throws vs. the Terrapins.

Rutgers Team Defense

In the current season, the Rutgers defense has excelled, sitting 44th in the nation by allowing 66.6 points per game. So far, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11 times per game (491st).

Terrapins vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Maryland has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Rutgers has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 65 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Terrapins have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Terrapins vs Scarlet Knights Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Scarlet Knights, with a final score of 76-69, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Scarlet Knights at -2.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 129, and our model predicts the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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