Maryland Terrapins at Northwestern Wildcats - 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Maryland Terrapins at Northwestern Wildcats - 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern Wildcats (7-14) vs Maryland Terrapins (15-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats +3 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and Northwestern Wildcats face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Maryland Terrapins come into this game with a 15-10 record overall and coming into this game they have won five games in a row. In four of the last five games, Maryland has also come away with a cover of the spread. In the last game against Maryland the offense was elite putting up 73 points and that led to an 18 point victory. Maryland on the season is averaging 68.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.2 points per game. Guard Eric Ayala has been the best player for Maryland averaging 14.9 points while shooting 45 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Northwestern Wildcatswho sit with a 7-14 record overall and they had lost nine games in a row before winning their last game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. On the season, Northwestern is averaging 70 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.5 points per game. Northwestern is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three point line. Chase Audige has been the best player for Northwestern averaging 12.4 points while shooting 39.4 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

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The under is 8-2 in Maryland’s last 10 games overall. Northwestern is 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games against the Big Ten. Northwestern is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last ten games played on Wednesday. The road team is 9-2 against the spread in the last 11 meetings played between the two teams. 

Northwestern is going to go back to their struggling ways in this game and that will be the difference in this game. Look for Northwestern to struggle to score and that will lead to Maryland coming away with a cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Maryland -3

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