Maryland at Ohio State 1/18/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
NCAAB: 6:30 PM EST
Jan. 18, 2019
Latest Odds : OSU -1.5 Total 139
The No. 19 ranked Maryland Terrapins visit Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Friday to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten showdown. The Terrapins improved to 15-3 on the season following a 64-60 win over Wisconsin moving the Terrapins Big Ten record to 6-1. Anthony Cowan Jr. hit a key 3-pointer with only 44 seconds remaining helping the Terrapins to victory.
Ohio State lost its third straight falling to Iowa 72-62 and is now 12-4 on the season and 2-3 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes were led in the loss by Andre Wesson with 13 points. The Buckeyes were careless with the ball turning it over 21 times, which is the most for Ohio State this season.
Anthony Cowan Jr. is the leading scorer and the leader in assists for Maryland with averages of 17.8 points and 4.4 assists per game. Bruno Fernando is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. As a team, Maryland is shooting 47.3% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point territory.
Kaleb Wesson is leading in scoring and the leading rebounder for Ohio State with averages of 16.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. C.J. Jackson is the second leading scorer for the Buckeyes and leader in assists with averages of 12.9 points and 3.9 assists per game. Ohio State is shooting 46.3% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Maryland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 in the Big Ten
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Terrapins last 8
Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 in the Big Ten
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Buckeyes last 6 at home
Free Betting Pick: Maryland Terrapins +1.5
Maryland is having a much better season. The Terrapins have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 against Ohio State. Maryland has covered the number in 4 of its last 5 on the road and 7 of its last 11 overall. Ohio State has lost each of its last 3 straight up and has covered the number in just 1 of its last 5 at home. Final Score Prediction, Maryland Terrapins win and cover ATS 69-65.