Maryland vs Wisconsin Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

Maryland Terrapins (16-16) vs Wisconsin Badgers (19-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 2:30 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and the Wisconsin Badgers meet Thursday in Big Ten Tournament college basketball action from Target Center. Let’s get into our Maryland vs Wisconsin prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Maryland Terrapins

The Terrapins managed a 13-8 start over their first 21 games this year, and it’s been an even rougher run since then. Maryland finished the regular season with a 2-8 record, falling to Michigan State, Rutgers, Ohio State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Indiana and Penn State along the way.

On Wednesday in the tournament game versus Rutgers, Maryland stormed out to a 36-22 halftime lead. The Terrapins cruised on a 29-29 run the rest of the way in a 65-51 victory. Donta Scott was the top team scorer on 16 points with six rebounds and one assist in the winning effort.

Wisconsin Badgers

Over on the Badgers’ side, they had a 16-4 record through their first 20 outings this year. Wisconsin hasn’t been able to win consecutive games since then, though. Over the last four games it’s been a 1-3 stretch with losses to Indiana, Illinois and Purdue among a lone win over Rutgers.

Matched up against Purdue on Sunday, the Badgers were outscored 44-33 in the first half. Wisconsin made a run at it with a 37-34 advantage from there but it wasn’t enough in a 78-70 loss. John Blackwell topped the team with his 18 points and four boards off the bench.


I’ll probably take a stab on Maryland. The Terrapins had a great defensive outing versus Rutgers in their tournament matchup on Wednesday, holding the Knights to just 31.1 percent shooting and bagging a 45-33 rebounding edge. The Terrapins did have massive difficulties with turnovers, though: 18 for nine Rutgers points.

As for Wisconsin, they’ve had a pretty choppy run over the last several games but to be fair they’ve also played some tricky squads. The last time these teams met up on February 20, Wisconsin powered out a 74-70 home win. The Terrapins got off to a relatively slow start in that one and lost the rebounding battle 33-24. This rematch should be pretty close as well, and I think Maryland has a decent shot at some revenge.

Andrew’s Pick Maryland Terrapins +4.5

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