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NCAAB Penn State Nittany vs Maryland Prediction 12/6/2023

The Penn State Nittany Lions (4-4) travel to face off against the Maryland Terrapins (4-4) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park and televised on BTN. Both Penn State and Maryland will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins

The Penn State Nittany Lions Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Penn State, who has an overall record of 4-4, is set to face Maryland today. In their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Penn State has a 5-5 record. As of today’s game, Penn State has a 2-6 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through eight games, Penn State has an over/under record of 3-4-1 with their games averaging a combined 144.9 points per game so far. Looking at the Nittany Lions’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0-1 with their games averaging 156 points per game.

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Maryland enters today’s game with a 4-4 record. In road games, they are 0-3, and at home they are 4-1. As for their ATS record, Maryland is currently sitting below .500 at 2-6. Looking at their performance in the last five games, the team has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Maryland comes in with an over/under record of 2-6-0 through eight games, with their games averaging a combined 131.5 points per game so far. Looking at the Terrapins’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 153 points per game.

Penn State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Penn State offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Bucknell. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.9%, and they made 4 threes. Qudus Wahab was the leading scorer for the Nittany Lions, putting up 18 points. In addition, Adrian Baldwin Jr contributed 17 points.

Kanye Clary (G) 15.1 2.6 2.6
Adrian Baldwin Jr (G) 14.4 2.1 3.2
Qudus Wahab (F) 11.0 9.4 0.9

Maryland Offense Breakdown

Against Indiana, the Maryland had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 68.5 points per game. They scored 53 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35.7% in the game. Jahmir Young was the leading scorer for the Terrapins, putting up 20 points. In addition, Julian Reese contributed 14 points.

Jahmir Young (G) 16.4 2.9 4.0
Julian Reese (F) 14.9 9.6 0.8
Donta Scott (F) 9.2 4.1 0.8

Penn State Team Defense

The Nittany Lions’ defense is presently ranked 107th nationally, allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Penn State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.8% this season.

Maryland Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Maryland defense is giving up an average of 63.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Indiana, the Hoosiers finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 65 points vs. Maryland.

Nittany Lions vs Terrapins Trends

  • Across the Nittany Lions last three road games, the team averaged 76 points per game while allowing 87. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • In their last three games at home, the Terrapins have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 52 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Nittany Lions have gone 7-2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Terrapins have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Nittany Lions vs Terrapins Prediction

In this Terrapins vs. Terrapins matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Terrapins at -8. While we project the Terrapins to win 74-68, our recommendation is to bet on the Nittany Lions for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 140.5, and our model projects the Nittany Lions and Terrapins to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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