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Maryland Terrapins take on Nittany Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Maryland Terrapins vs Penn State Nittany Lions battle Tuesday at Bryce Jordan Center as the Nittany Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Maryland Terrapins opened as -2-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 Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State Nittany Lions battles the Maryland Terrapins, currently sitting with a 20-3 mark (14-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 9-12 for the Penn State Nittany Lions and 9-13 for the Maryland Terrapins.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 216 (Penn State) and the No. 81 (Maryland) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Maryland is ranked No. 115 in NCAA basketball at 36.87 per game. Contrast that with Penn State's No. 156 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Penn State is the No. 140-ranked team in the country at 7.42 per game, while Maryland rates No. 82 at 8.26 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins endured a 73-72 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Melo Trimble at Xfinity Center.

The Nittany Lions got 24 points from Shep Garner, but it was Rutgers that prevailed in a 70-68 final on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Maryland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Ohio State, Saturday, February 11th
Penn State at Illinois, Saturday, February 11th