Maryland at Iowa - 1/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Maryland at Iowa - 1/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3) vs Maryland Terrapins (8-4)

Game Info: Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9:07 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -8 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten Conference game on Monday.

The Maryland Terrapins are 8-4 (0-1) this season and have won their last three games. Maryland is coming off of a win against Brown by a score of 81-67 in their last game. Maryland shot 49.1% from the field and made 22 free throws in the victory. Eric Ayala led the Terrapins with 22 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Maryland is averaging 70.3 points per game and is giving up 65.8 points per game against, while also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Eric Ayala is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, while Fatts Russell is averaging 12.3 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for the Terrapins. Maryland is shooting 42.3% on field goals, 76.2% on free throws, and 30.2% on three pointers.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-3 (0-2) this season and have also won their last three games. Iowa defeated Western Illinois by a score of 92-71 in their last game. Iowa shot 54% from the field in this game and out rebounded their opponent by 10 rebounds. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 29 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Iowa is averaging 87.9 points per game and is giving up 70.2 points per game against, while also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.7 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 47.8% on field goals, 79.3% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.

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Maryland is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The under is 20-8 in Maryland’s last 28 games. Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 11-3-1 in Iowa’s last 15 games.

Iowa comes into this game with one of the best points per game offenses in the nation. Maryland has been pretty sharp on the defensive end of the court, so it will be interesting to see which side plays better. Iowa has beaten up on inferior teams this year and has struggled against the better teams on their schedule. With that in mind, I am going to take Maryland and the points.

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David’s Pick Maryland +8

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