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Maryland Terrapins Visit Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Maryland when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northwestern sat as 2.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Maryland Terrapins have watched them go 12-1 and 5-7-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are at 13-1 and 7-5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Northwestern Wildcats are 7-7, while the Maryland Terrapins have a 7-5-1 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 42 (Northwestern) and the No. 20 (Maryland) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Maryland Terrapins rank No. 211 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 16-ranked team at 10 per game, while the Maryland Terrapins rate No. 65 with 8.15 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins used a 39-point performance from Diamond Stone to help Maryland smack Penn State 70-64 on Wednesday at Xfinity Center.

Dererk Pardon scored 28 points and added 28 rebounds for a double-double, leading Northwestern over Nebraska, 81-72, on Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Maryland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Rutgers, Wednesday, January 6th
Northwestern at Ohio State, Wednesday, January 6th