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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Maryland Terrapins in Battle with Northwestern Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Xfinity Center against the Maryland Terrapins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins currently sport a 16-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-8-1 ATS. The Northwestern Wildcats are 15-4 and 9-8-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Maryland Terrapins produce a 9-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Northwestern Wildcats have gone 8-10-1 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Maryland Terrapins and the No. 53-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Maryland's No. 58-ranked scoring average of 79 PPG, against a Northwestern Wildcats defense rated No. 32 and allowing 64.53 PPG. The Maryland Terrapins FG% has averaged 51.27% to date this season, more than the Northwestern Wildcats shooters have managed so far (46.79% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern got 22 points from Tre Demps but lost anyway, 71-62, to Penn State on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Terrapins blew out Ohio State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 100-65 win at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Maryland's last 7 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern at Indiana, Saturday, January 23rd
Maryland at Michigan State, Saturday, January 23rd