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Northwestern Looking To Get Maryland Monkey Off Its Back

It has been a roller-coaster season for Northwestern, with big winning streaks followed by some ugly stretches of losses. However, no matter the ups and downs, the Wildcats have always struggled against the Maryland Terrapins. Northwestern has lost the past five games against Maryland, including a 74-64 defeat in their one meeting during the regular season.

SHARK BITES
  • Maryland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games after an ATS loss.
  • Northwestern is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games after a win.
  • Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games against teams with winning records.

Maryland takes to the court for the first time in the Big Ten tournament, as the Terps snagged a bye after finishing second in the regular season. After opening the conference schedule with a stellar 8-1 record, Maryland limped to a 4-5 record in its past nine outings. Of course, you can’t talk about the Terps without talking about Melo Trimble. The junior has asserted himself as the face of the program and has averaged 16.1 points during Big Ten action.

Northwestern is in a similar situation to Maryland, going 3-6 in the final nine conference games. The Wildcats faced few problems in their opening tourney matchup, beating Rutgers 83-61. As it was for most of the season, Northwestern was heavily reliant on its starting five against the Scarlet Knights, with the bench contributing just 16 points.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins bring a 24-7 record (17-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-10 Wildcats, who are 19-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Maryland go 13-17 so far and the Northwestern Wildcats go 11-17-2.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 226-rated Northwestern Wildcats taking on the No. 155-rated Maryland Terrapins in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Northwestern Wildcats rank No. 103 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.63 per game. That compares with Maryland’s No. 121 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Maryland is college basketball's No. 73-ranked team at 8.35 per game, while the Northwestern Wildcats rate No. 150 with 7.22 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Scarlet Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rutgers was handed a 83-61 defeat on Thursday at Verizon Center.

Maryland earned a 63-60 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Melo Trimble at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Maryland
  • Maryland is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern

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