As the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball regular season winds down we have some interesting match-ups as teams jockey for 1 of 68 slots in the ‘Big Dance’ – March Madness, and this Sunday the 6th of February 2016 at 4:30 PM ET we have the 2 Big Ten rivals facing off with the 24-6 No.14 Maryland Terrapins (3rd Big Ten) taking on the 24-6 No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (1st Big Ten) with the game being played at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana and seen on CBS TV.
For those that Bet on College basketball at a sportsbook the favorite in this game is the Indiana Hoosiers at -5 ½ with the Over/under at 147 ½ and -245 on the Money Line, while the Maryland Terrapins are the underdogs at +5 ½ and +205 on the Money Line. This past Tuesday night the Indiana Hoosiers recorded their 2nd Big Ten Championship with their win 81-78 over the No. 16 team Iowa. Their duo of T. Williams and Y. Ferrell had a combined game scoring of 36 points, and now this afternoon the Hoosiers take on another Big Ten rival in the No.14 Maryland Terrapins in a game that is the last regular season game for both teams. So continue below as we preview this great match-up of Big Ten rivals.
For the fans of the Big Ten 14-3 Maryland Terrapins (24-6 Overall) your team got back in the win column on Thursday as they beat Illinois 81-56, and it was a great comeback win for Maryland who previously had a devastating loss to Purdue 82-78, With the win over the Illini of Illinois the Maryland team upped their record to 24-6 for this 2015-16 seasons.
The star in that game at home against the Illini was J. Layman who had some 7 rebounds and scored the game’s most points at 19 in the game for seniors in their final home game of their season. In his ultimate 3 games he has shot 77 percent from the floor and with a 16.4 game average for those last 3 games. Another player who performed well in that game was M. Trimble as he completed 7 of his 15 attempts scoring 18 points in the game. That was a big improvement from his previous 4 games when he had 18 turnovers and only was able to complete 23.5% of his attempts in those 4 games.
Maryland is seeking to end this season with a win over the Hoosiers who are the new Big Ten Champs this afternoon in Indiana. To do they will have to play their best offensive games as they have in their ultimate 3 game when they completed some 52.3 % of their shots from the floor and managed in the ultimate 3 games to scored 81 points on average. In the Maryland Terrapins ultimate 10 games on the road against the spread they are at 4-4-2 in those games.
If you’re a fan of the Big Ten 12-5 Indiana Hoosiers (24-6 Overall) the team upped their win streak to 4 games with their exciting victory over the No. 16 Hawkeyes of Iowa this past Tuesday night 82-79 as team support came from 4 players who had double figures for the game, and with that win the Hoosiers in their ultimate 6 games have won 5 of them.
The season their strong point has been the outstanding performance of their offense efforts, as the team is ranked at 11th in the NCAA as they have scored on average some 82.9 points each game this season. That is an amazing feat considering that the team has been without J. Blackmon one of their top scorers who has been out the entire season with an injury to his knee. Their improved and adjusted offensive roster this past Tuesday completed 51.2 % of their shots from the floor. Thus, with that performance in the pocket today they hope to maintain the momentum, and to win hope Y. Ferrell has another top performance game since he leads the team in steals, assists and scoring this season.
Certainly the Hoosiers star Y. Ferrell is anxious to extend his performance in the game against Maryland since he average 22.3 points against them in their 2014-15 series, and the Maryland team has lost some 18 straight games to top ranked teams, but their defense has still limited opponents to just 64.3 points each game and that ranks them at 33rd in the NCAA. But fans must remember that the Hoosiers on their home court have not been defeated this season and in their ultimate 10 games at home thy against the spread are with 6 wins and 4 losses to date.
The online wagering prediction for these 2 Big Ten rivals is that the Indiana Hoosiers prove to be too much offensively and overtake the Terrapins in their final game of the season 64-58.