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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Maryland Terrapins Over Penn State Nittany Lions

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Penn State when they take on the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins are 12-3 so far on the season, and 7-4 ATS vs the number. The Penn State Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 11-4 and 6-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Maryland go 5-6 and the Penn State Nittany Lions go 2-9 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 37 (Maryland) and the No. 29 (Penn State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Maryland has the nation's No. 91-rated offensive output, at 78.07 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 28 allowing on average 64.2 PPG. The Terrapins FG% has averaged 49.13% so far, more than the Maryland Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Coppin State out of the gym and running up a 88-43 score at Bryce Jordan Center.

The Terrapins blew out UMBC on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 66-45 win at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Penn State's last 12 games on the road
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Penn State
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing Penn State

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Northwestern, Friday, January 5th
Maryland at Michigan State, Thursday, January 4th