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UNDER Trending When Iowa and Maryland Collide

With sole possession of first place in the Big Ten in their sights, the Maryland Terrapins will look to knock off the Iowa Hawkeyes in Thursday’s slate of college hoops action. Sportsbooks opened the Hawkeyes as 1.5-point underdogs with a total of 150 for the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games in this matchup.
  • Iowa is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games against its conference.
  • Maryland is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.

The No. 25-ranked Terrapins, who have won three consecutive games, have moved back into the top 25 for the first time since early December. Maryland has won nine of its last 10 games since dropping a 73-59 decision to Pittsburgh on November 29. Maryland beat Iowa 74-68 in a top 10 matchup last year and can improve to 4-0 in true road games with a triumph tonight.

If the Hawkeyes are to pull off a victory in this one, they’ll need all they can get out of Peter Jok. Jok leads the Big Ten in scoring at 21.9 points per game, but was held to a season-low four points on 2-of-9 shooting against Northwestern in an 89-54 setback on Sunday.

The UNDER is red-hot when these teams collide, as three of the last four affairs between the teams have gone below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Maryland Terrapins opened as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Maryland Terrapins vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-8 and 6-9-1 ATS Iowa Hawkeyes will face the 16-2 Maryland Terrapins, who own a 10-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-8-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Maryland Terrapins are 6-11.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 47-rated Maryland Terrapins taking on the No. 80-rated Iowa Hawkeyes in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Maryland Terrapins rank No. 116 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.28 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 33 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 74-ranked team at 8.47 per game, while the Maryland Terrapins rate No. 92 with 8.11 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins got 19 points from Anthony Cowan as Maryland ran past Illinois 62-56 on Saturday at State Farm Center.

The Hawkeyes were hammered by Northwestern on Sunday, losing by a 89-54 final at Welsh-Ryan Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Maryland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Maryland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Rutgers, Tuesday, January 24th
Iowa at Illinois, Wednesday, January 25th