The Big Ten is full of such good teams that two teams at around .500 are 11th and 13th on the conference rankings. Those two teams specifically at the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-14) and the Maryland Terrapins (14-15). Both have terrible tournament records, but they are far behind the bad teams. And, they combined relatively well to go into this Wednesday night game.
The Terps are on a stunning win over the Ohio State 22 Buckeyes in what they call one of the best games in recent memory. Maryland also lost to 3rd place Purdue just a few weeks back. I certainly see a world where Ohio State’s win has rejuvenated this team enough to finish strong against Minnesota and at Michigan State this past weekend.
On the other hand, the Gophers were crushed 70-45 by Ohio State a few weeks ago and lost to Penn State and Nebraska. Two teams that Maryland beat recently.
Here are the odds for this Big Ten battle, with the help of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 136.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Despite the fact that these two teams have similar records, they are playing as teams at the top two of the standings. Not only do Terps get nasty wins against ranked opponents in the conference, but they also cover high-stakes matches in the long run. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in their last five games while the Gophers are 2-3 ATS in their last five games.
Maryland also has a great advantage in attack despite being ranked 163 in scoring. This is because the Gophers are 248th in attack points with 67.6 points per game. Minnesota are a very good 3-pointer but that’s all they have for tonight. I think Maryland is playing too well right now for Minnesota to keep up and cover this game at home.
Select: Maryland -7.5 (-110)
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