Minnesota vs Maryland Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23
Maryland Terrapins (20-11) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-21)
Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Maryland Terrapins -13 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-21 (2-17) this season after they defeated Nebraska by a score of 78-75 in their last game. Minnesota led this game by four points at halftime and was able to hold on for the victory in the second half. Minnesota shot 51.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Golden Gophers recorded 34 rebounds and turned the ball over 15 times in the win. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 62.7 points per game, 70.9 points against per game, 33.1 rebounds per game, and 14.3 assists per game. Dawson Garcia has led the Golden Gophers this season with 15.6 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Minnesota is shooting 43% from the field, 61.5% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers this year.
The Maryland Terrapins are 20-11 (11-9) this season after they lost to Penn State by a score of 65-64 in their last game. Maryland held Penn State to only 22 points in the first half, but they fell apart in the second half and were out scored by 14 points for the loss. Maryland shot 46% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the game. The Terrapins recorded 28 rebounds and turned the ball over 13 times in the loss. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 70.7 points per game, 63.2 points against per game, 33.9 rebounds per game, and 11.4 assists per game. Jahmir Young has led the Terrapins this season with 16.3 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Maryland is shooting 45.4% from the field, 73.7% on free throws, and 32.7% on three pointers this year.
Maryland comes into this game on a two game losing streak and they have lost three of their last five games. Minnesota was the worst team in the Big Ten this year, but they have won two of their last three games and they are playing their best basketball of the season. Maryland blew the doors off of Minnesota in both meetings this season and they play some of the best defense in the Big Ten. Minnesota has been improved on offense in recent games and I like that to continue here.