Michigan State vs. Maryland - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maryland Terrapins (20-4) at Michigan State Spartans (17-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -6 -- Over/Under: 138.5
The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.
The Maryland Terrapins look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 72.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 16.2 points and 4.3 assists while Jalen Smith is averaging 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Ayala is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have won three straight road games.
The Michigan State Spartans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 75.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.6 points and 5.9 assists while Xavier Tillman is averaging 13.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. Aaron Henry is dishing 2.7 assists and Gabe Brown is grabbing four rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won six of their last seven home games.
The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-3 ATS at home where they win by an average of 23.1 points and allow 36 percent shooting from the field. The problem is the Maryland Terrapins are far from a pushover, as they're riding a seven-game winning streak and allowing just 39.6 percent shooting from the field and 30.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. I've never really been a Maryland guy over the years, but this is a good basketball team and only the fifth time this season they've been an underdog. The Terps are getting no love here. Give me the points.