Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins NCAAB Betting Prediction

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Prediction 2/6/2024

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-10) travel to face off against the Maryland Terrapins (13-9) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park and televised on BTN. Rutgers is coming off a win in their previous game, while Maryland is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Michigan State. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Are Coming Off A Win

After a win over Michigan, Rutgers will look to continue their strong play as they take on Maryland. So far this season, the Scarlet Knights have gone 11-10, including a 3-7 record in Big Ten play. On the road, they have gone just 2-5, compared to a 9-5 record at home.

As underdogs, Rutgers has gone just 2-7 this season, compared to a 9-3 record as the favorite. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -8.0 on the road, compared to +5.4 at home. Over their last 10 road games, the Scarlet Knights are just 3-7.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. On the road, the Scarlet Knights are 3-4 ATS this year and they have a 5-5 ATS mark in their last 10 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Rutgers’ ATS record is also 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Rutgers’ games this season (138.4). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average of 120 points scored in those matchups.

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, Maryland has been much better at home than on the road. They are 10-3 at home compared to just 3-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.5, compared to -3.0 on the road.

Overall, Maryland has a record of 13-9. In Big Ten play, they are 5-6. In their last game, they lost to Michigan State by a score of 63-54.

Against the spread, Maryland has a record of 9-13 this season. At home, they are 5-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Terps have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 125.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Maryland’s games this season (136.6). This year, 10 of their games have finished with less than 125.5 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Scarlet Knights’ offense concluded with 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.9 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Aundre Hyatt, who holds an average of 11.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Clifford Omoruyi is averaging 11 points per game this season.

Aundre Hyatt (F) 11.6 5.0 1.3
Clifford Omoruyi (C) 11.0 9.1 0.5
Derek Simpson (G) 9.8 3.5 3.2

Maryland Offense Breakdown

The Maryland offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 54 points versus Michigan State. During the game, they attempted 30 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 30.9%. Leading the team in scoring is Jahmir Young, who is averaging 20.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Julian Reese also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

Jahmir Young (G) 20.9 4.6 4.0
Julian Reese (F) 13.1 9.7 1.2
Donta Scott (F) 11.1 4.9 1.0

Rutgers Team Defense

This season, the Rutgers defense has been impressive, holding the 43rd position in the country while permitting an average of 66.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rutgers’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.

Maryland Team Defense

The Terrapins’ defense is presently ranked 14th nationally, allowing an average of 63.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Maryland defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 63 points.

Scarlet Knights vs Terrapins Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Scarlet Knights offense has averaged 67 points per game while allowing an average of 76. Rutgers posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Maryland has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 66 points per game while allowing 66. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Scarlet Knights have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Terrapins have a straight up record of 9-1. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

Scarlet Knights 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 75-69, our recommendation is to bet on the Scarlet Knights for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 125.5, and our model predicts the Scarlet Knights and Terrapins to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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