While the Ohio State Buckeyes are on a two-game winning streak, the Maryland Terrapins have dropped the last two. This weekend they go head-to-head in a fun Big Ten tilt. The NCAA hoops betting spread favors Maryland by 7-points to beat OSU. Tip-off is this Saturday, February 11th at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN from the XFINITY Center in College Park, Maryland.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Maryland Terrapins Spread & ATS Pick
What: Ohio State Buckeyes (15-10) at No. 21 Maryland Terrapins (20-4)
When: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET
Where: College Park, Maryland
Stadium: XFINITY Center
Spread: MD -7 (-105)
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ohio State vs Maryland
Why Bet The Ohio State Buckeyes To Beat The Terrapins
Ohio State has beaten the Michigan Wolverines (70-66) and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (70-64) in their last two outings. They improved to 15-10 SU and 9-14-1 ATS this season. They average 73.0 points per game (194th) and allow 68.4 points per game (79th).
The Buckeyes shoot 46.3% from the field (87th) and 33.7 % from three-point land (230th). Junior guard Kam Williams (10.6 PPG & 1.0 APG) scored 23 points against Rutgers and junior center Trevor Thompson (10.8 PPG & 9.4 RPG) added 15 points. However, junior forward Jae’Sean Tate (14.1 PPG & 6.1 RPG) the team’s leading scorer this season.
"We had some plays on the offensive end that were not sharp, that were not dialed in," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "We did such a good job rebounding the ball in the first half and then in the second half it was like we had cement shoes on. We just couldn’t move to go get the basketball."
Ohio State averages 38.1 rebounds per game (70th) and 5.28 steals. They have a +4.68 point differential this season. Thompson is the leading rebounder with 9.4 per game, and JaQuan Lyle averages 1.1 steals per game.
Why Bet The Maryland Terrapins To Beat The Buckeyes
The Maryland Terrapins lost to Purdue (73-72) and Penn State (70-64) in their last two games. They are 20-4 SU and 12-9 ATS this season. They average 75.1 points per game (143rd) and allow 66.5 points per game (55th).
The Terrapins shoot 44.7% from the field (161st) and 36.3% from beyond the arch (126th). Junior guard Melo Trimble and freshman forward Justin Jackson need to step up if they want to avoid a third straight loss vs a Big Ten opponent. In the loss to Penn State, Jackson led the way with 14 points, but he shot 4-11 from the field which didn’t help the team at all.
"Penn State was better than us tonight," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "They deserved to win. We couldn’t get it going. We never had it."
Maryland averages 37.0 rebounds per game (133rd) and 5.67 steals per game. They have a +8.66 point differential this season. Justin Jackson leads the team with 6.3 rebounds and Anthony Cowan is tops with 1.3 steals per game.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Ohio State is 3-5 ATS in their last eight games playing on the road
- Maryland is 8-6-1 ATS in their 15 games at home
- Maryland is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall
Ohio State vs Maryland Expert ATS Pick
The Terrapins have lost back-to-back games for the first time in 2016-17 and I am betting on three.
Bet Ohio State to cover.