Winconsin vs. Maryland Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-14-19




Winconsin vs. Maryland Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-14-19

Wisconsin Badgers (11-4) vs Maryland Terrapins (13-3)

Date : 01/14/2019
Time : 8:30PM
Location : Xfinity Center

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins

Maryland Terrapins will take on the Badgers of Wisconsin at the Xfinity Center on Monday night in a Big Ten battle. Only half a game separates these two teams in conference play in their first meeting of the season. Their last meeting was in the Big Ten Tournament last season with Wisconsin edging the Terps 59-54 to reach the quarterfinals where they would lose to the eventual Big Ten Champion Michigan Wolverines. Wisconsin was recently dropped from the top 25 rankings after a pair of losses.

Wisconsin Badgers's Latest Performance :

The Wisconsin Badgers fought through a pair of losses in later December/early January to defeat Penn State in their last match-up 71-52 in State College, PA. The Badgers were desperate for a win and used their stingy defense to do it. The Nittany Lions were held to 20 of 53 field goal attempts and committed 16 turnovers. To make matters worse, the Nittany Lions were without coach Patrick Chambers who shoved freshman guard Myles Dread during a timeout loss to Michigan. The Badgers offense was led by Ethan Happ who scored 22 points along with 8 rebounds in the win.

Maryland Terrapins's Latest Performance :

Maryland Terrapins are currently on a four-game win streak beating #24 Nebraska in that stretch after an untimely loss to Seton Hall back in December. Their last win was on the road against a tough Minnesota team 82-67. The Terrapins struggled early on defense but rallied behind Anthony Cowan Jr. who matched his season-high 27 points along with freshman Jalen Smith’s 21 points and eight rebounds. Free throws made the difference for Maryland who shot 24-27 from the foul line while the Gophers missed 14 of their 23 fouls shots.

How Wisconsin Badgers & Maryland Terrapins Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Maryland is 8-7-1 ATS overall

Maryland is 3-7-1 ATS at home and 4-0 ATS away

Wisconsin is 8-7 ATS overall

Wisconsin is 3-4 ATS at home and 3-2 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This is a big Big Ten match-up as these two teams continue with conference play. Both teams have stumbled as of late and are looking to get things back on track in the win column. Marylands offense is scoring just under 78 points per game behind guard Anthony Cowan Jr. who is averaging 17 points per game and is shooting 85% from the stripe. The Badgers offense is averaging 75 points per game and is led by senior forward Ethan Happ’s 19 points and 10 rebounds per game. This rivalry should produce some quality basketball with the winner keeping pace with the top-ranked¬†Wolverines of Michigan.

Betting trends for Wisconsin Badgers:

  • Wisconsin is 7-3 after a win

  • Wisconsin is 1-1 as away underdog

  • Wisconsin is 3-1 in conference games

Betting trends for Maryland Terrapins:

  • Maryland is 9-3 after a win

  • Maryland is 9-1 as the home favorite

  • Maryland is 4-1 in conference games

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