Maryland vs Penn State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23

Penn State Nittany Lions (18-12) vs Maryland Terrapins (20-10)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)

Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins will play the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten game on Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Maryland Preview

The Maryland Terrapins are 20-10 (11-8) this season after they lost to Ohio State by a score of 73-62 in their last game. Maryland shot 44% from the field and was -8 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 70.9 points per game, 63.2 points against per game, 34.1 rebounds per game, and 11.5 assists per game. Jahmir Young has led the Terrapins this season with 15.9 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. Maryland is shooting 45.4% from the field, 73.5% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers this year.

Penn State Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 18-12 (9-10) this season after they defeated Northwestern in overtime by a score of 68-65 in their last game. Penn State shot 46.2% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the win. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 72.6 points per game, 68.3 points against per game, 32.3 rebounds per game, and 14.4 assists per game. Jalen Pickett has led the Nittany Lions this season with 18.1 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, and 7.0 assists per game. Penn State is shooting 46.6% from the field, 73.9% on free throws, and 39% on three pointers this year.


Maryland is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The under is 9-1-1 in Maryland’s last 11 road games. Penn State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 home games. The over is 7-1 in Penn State’s last 8 home games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings. 


Penn State has won four of their last five games and is coming off of a huge win on the road at Northwestern, while Maryland has won two of their last three games. Maryland has struggled on the road this season, losing eight of their last nine road games. Penn State gave away a big lead against Rutgers in their last home game, but I like them to play a full 40 minutes and get the win here. 

David’s Pick Penn State -2.5

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