Wisconsin vs. Maryland - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maryland Terrapins (13-3) at Wisconsin Badgers (10-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 124
The Maryland Terrapins and Wisconsin Badgers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.
The Maryland Terrapins need a win after splitting their last six games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 73.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 16.2 points and 4.1 assists while Jalen Smith is averaging 13.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Ayala is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have lost all three road games.
The Wisconsin Badgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 67.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Nate Reuvers is averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Kobe King is averaging 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. D'Mitrik Trice is dishing 3.2 assists and Micah Potter is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Terrapins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Badgers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Maryland Terrapins are probably the more talented team from top to bottom, but they haven't been able to translate that success on the road where they shoot just 37.7 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from three. The Wisconsin Badgers are playing their best ball of the season where the defense has played lights out, and they're winning at home by an average of 14.6 points while allowing under 40 percent shooting. At home, Wisconsin should be able to grind this out with its defense and win an ugly, slow paced game.