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NCAAB Betting: Rutgers vs Maryland Odds

The Maryland Terrapins entered the college hoops season as the favorite to win the Big Ten, and they’ve done nothing but live up to those lofty expectations at the midpoint of the campaign. The third-ranked Terps (13-1 SU) have won seven in a row and will be seeking to make that eight Wednesday evening when they welcome Rutgers to the Xfinity Center. Maryland is a perfect 8-0 SU at home this year.

Shark Bites
  • Rutgers is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games against its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Maryland's last 23 games as favorites in January.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Rutgers' last seven games as underdogs.

Conference opponents have not put up much of a fight against Maryland as of late. The Terrapins have won eight in a row when facing Big Ten competition – the school’s longest streak since 2002. Subsequently, the Terps went on to win the national championship that year.

UNDER bettors have been loving the Terrapins recently, and for good reason. The UNDER is 4-1-1 in Maryland’s last six contests.

Is there such a thing as too much rest for college basketball teams? If you’ve been betting on the Scarlet Nights when they’ve had plenty of days off, you likely believe there is. Rutgers is an ugly 0-8 SU in their last eight coming off three days rest -- the same position they find themselves in tonight in the wake of Monday’s 79-57 setback to Wisconsin.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Maryland Terrapins betting line opened as -24-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins currently sport a 13-1 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7-1 ATS. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-9 and 6-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Maryland Terrapins produce a 7-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have gone 5-6 against the totals betting line.

The Terrapins - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Terrapins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Maryland is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 274.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Maryland's No. 206-rated squad against Rutgers's No. 132-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Maryland rates No. 57 in the country with 8.36 per game, while their foes tonight, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rank No. 236 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rutgers was run off the court by the Badgers on Saturday as Wisconsin routed them 79-57 at Kohl Center.

Maryland earned a 72-59 victory over Northwestern on Saturday, getting 24 points from Melo Trimble at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games on the road
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games
  • Maryland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Nebraska, Saturday, January 9th
Maryland at Wisconsin, Saturday, January 9th