Nebraska at Maryland Prediction & Analysis
Nebraska (10-11 SU 6-15 ATS) vs. Maryland (13-7 SU 13-7 ATS)
When: Saturday, January 28th: 4:30 ET
Where: XFINITY Center College Park, MD
Point Spread: UNL +11/MD -11 (Save a ton of money by making the switch from expensive -110 odds to cheap -105 odds at BetAnySports Sportsbook! You’ll be so glad you did!)
Money Line: Neb +473/Mary -711
The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Maryland to take on the Terrapins in Saturday afternoon Big Ten action. The Terps have been super strong at home this season, losing only to UCLA back in December. The college board lists the Terps as a -10.5 favorite with a total line of 129.5. The tip-off for the game at the Xfinity Center is set for 4:30 PM ET.
This line opened at Maryland -9.5 and has risen steadily to as high as -11.5 at some sportsbooks as sharps and the public have jumped on the Terrapins. The total hit the board at 129.5 and has jumped one point to 130.5 .
Last Game Info
Nebraska lost to Northwestern in their last game by a score of 78-63. But because the Cornhuskers were +2.5 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS win. The combined 141 points finished above the 129 total line.
Maryland picked up a victory over Wisconsin by a score of 73-55. Heading into the game, the Terrapins were favored to win, with a point spread of -5. The combined 128 points finished above the 125 total line.
Over their last five games, Nebraska has a straight-up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Cornhuskers offense averages 59.2 points per game while hitting 42.8% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field while allowing 72.6 points per contest.
In their previous five contests, Maryland is 3-2 straight-up and 4-1 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 67.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 45.7%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 44.7% of their shots while giving up 65.0 points per game.
Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played
This season, the combined power rating of Nebraska’s opponents comes in at 83.7. On the other side, Maryland’s combined opponent power rating sits at 82.3.
How Does Nebraska Fare On The Road?
For the season, the Cornhuskers have played ten road games and have a record of 2-8. In these contests, Nebraska is 1-9 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 60.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.8%. On defense, the Cornhuskers allow 71.9 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 45.3% in these games.
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How Does Maryland Fare At Home?
In their 11 games at home, Maryland has an 8-3 record vs. the spread while going 10-1 straight-up. On offense, the Terrapins are shooting 47.3% on their home floor, leading to 74.2 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 40.7% in these contests. The Maryland defense is allowing 61.7 points per game at home.
Offense vs. Defense
For the season, Nebraska is averaging 73.3 points per game (136th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Maryland defense that has allowed an average of 63.7 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. Maryland. On the other side, the Maryland Terrapins are coming into the game averaging 70.9 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.3%. The Terrapins will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 67.8 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 42.8% of their shots vs. the Cornhuskers.
From beyond the arc, Nebraska has a shooting percentage of 32.0% while ranking 366th in attempts per game. The Cornhuskers will be facing a Maryland defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 29.6%. Maryland enters the game having hit 32.6% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.91 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Nebraska has allowed opponents to hit 33.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Injuries Of Note
- Juwan Gary (Out) Shoulder
- Emmanuel Bandoumel (Out) Knee
- Quaran McPherson (Out) Knee
- Ramel Lloyd Jr. (Out) Redshirt
- Blaise Keita (Out) Ankle
- No Reported Injuries
Pick Against The Line
I think that the team total is the way to play this game. The beat-up Cornhuskers have allowed 73 or more points in six of their last seven games. The Maryland O/U line is 71 and that’s a number that they surpassed in four of their last five home games. Take Maryland Over 71. Bet your sports picks for FREE all weekend by scoring a 100% real cash bonus using one of our sportsbook promo codes!