Nebraska Vs Maryland College Basketball Odds, Free Pick & How To Watch

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Nebraska Vs Maryland College Basketball Odds, Free Pick & How To Watch

The 16th-ranked Maryland Terrapins jumped a whopping three spots in the AP Top 25 after wins over Indiana and Penn State and today they face the Nebraska Cornhuskers who entered the season with high expectations but now sit at 13-12.

While Maryland still has a shot at the top-seed come Selection Sunday, the only way Nebraska can make it to the big dance is if they win the BIG 10. The Terrapins are 9-4 against Big Ten opponents this season and the Cornhuskers 5-8.

These two teams face off Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 PM ET on the Big Ten Network. The Terps are 8 point home favorites.

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Nebraska’s Projected Starting Lineup: David Rivers (F), Terran Petteway (F), Walter Pitchford (F) Shavon Shields (F), Benny Parker (G)

Maryland’s Projected Starting Lineup: Jake Layman (F) Damonte Dodd (F), Melo Trimble (G), Richaud Pack (G) Dez Wells (G).

The schedulemakers did Maryland a favor as the Terrapins’ next three late season tilts are at home, where they’re 15-1 and a strong home stretch will solidify a top seed for head-coach Mark Turgeon’s squad. After hosting struggling Nebraska on tonight, Maryland faces the mighty fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday before wrapping up the rare homestand against the always fiesty Michigan Spartans on Feb. 28.

"It’s weird having three in a row at home. It doesn’t happen very often," said Wednesday.

Nebraska has lost five of six and if Maryland doesn’t overlook the Cornhuskers after winning its last three home games by a combined nine points they could close the game out early.

"We’re worried about Nebraska and getting ready for them," Turgeon said. "Hopefully play well and go from there."

Matchup: Nebraska Cornhuskers at No. 16 Maryland Terrapins
Date: Feb. 19, 2015 
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET 
Location: College Park, Maryland
Stadium: XFINITY Center
TV Info: BTN
Stream: College Sports Live
Radio:  NebraskaVs  Maryland
Point Spread: Maryland Terrapins -8

Nebraska’s last showing was an 11-point loss to the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, where they also unable to cover the spread as 7.5 points underdogs. The Cornhuskers made their first three field-goal attempts on Sunday, then made only six of its final 26 opening-half shots.

"We make our first three buckets, and then we go on a long dry spell," Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. "I was sitting there at halftime thinking that we had played good defense, and they had missed 19 shots."

The Cornhuskers are 13-12 straight up this season and 7-14-1 against the spread. They average 62.2 points per game and allow 61.3 PPG. Nebraska also has the 240th field goal percentage, 262nd in rebounds, and 323rd in assets. Their main player is Junior Forward Terran Petteway, who averages 18.6 PPG, followed by Junior forward Shavon Shield who scores 15.8 PPG.

Maryland, on the other hand, has won three of the last four games, including two in a row. Their 76-73 win over Penn State in their last outing came with 22 points from Dez Wells and 20 from Melo Trimble.

"It’s really a good feeling," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "I have three guys to go to. Some guys have zero; some have one. I can call on any one of them. They are carrying us offensively."

The Terrapins are 21-5 entering this game and 8-14-1 against the spread, scoring 70.9 points per game and allow 64.3. They have the 283rd ranked assists per game team and the 152nd in field goal percentage. Trimble average 15.7 points per game and is the best scorer of the team and Wells 14.6 PPG.

Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last five games on the road and 0-4-1 ATS in its last five games on the road. Maryland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games, but 1-6 ATS in its last seven games. The Terrapins are 5-0 SU in its last five games at home and 1-4 ATS in its last five games at home.

College Basketball Free Pick: Nebraska 60-68 Maryland