Maryland at Rutgers: 2/21/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-8) vs Maryland Terrapins (13-10)
Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Rutgers Athletic Center)
Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -4 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at The RAC. This is a key game for both teams as they look to get a big win for their tournament chances.
This is the first game between the two teams this year, but Rutgers has won the last two games.
The Maryland Terrapins come into this game with a 13-10 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Each of the last two games though for Maryland were against Nebraska, but hopefully both of those games will help give them some confidence. Maryland is averaging 68.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game. Maryland is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the three point line. Maryland is led by Eric Ayala who averages 14.6 points and shoots 45.6 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who sit with a 12-8 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Michigan, they were competitive but they were defeated seven points. Rutgers on the season is averaging 71.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 68 points per game. Rutgers is shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from behind the three point line. Rutgers is led by Ron Harper Jr. who averages 16 points and shoots 45 percent from the deep and 32.4 percent from deep.
The under is 6-2 in Maryland’s last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in Maryland’s last 8 vs. Big Ten. Rutgers is 17-8-2 against the spread in their last 27 home games.
At home Rutgers should come away with the win, but I don’t trust them to win this game in blowout fashion. Maryland is going to find enough offense success to keep this game close. Back Maryland against the spread.