Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins - College Basketball betting

College Basketball Betting: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins

December 30th, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Online Betting

On the whole the Indiana basketball program is still regarded as a national power blue blood program.  Indiana’s marquee brand is built on a long ago past.  The Hoosiers have not been to the Big Dance since 2016 and have not been to the Final Four since 2002.  As a matter of fact, the program hasn’t lived up to billing since Bob Knight led them to the Final Four in 1992.   Archie Miller looks to have a solid chance to get IU’s dancing shoes out this spring.  Indiana looks like one of the most improved teams in College Basketball betting.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins

Date and Time:Saturday, January 4, 2020, Noon ET
Location:XFINITY Center, College Park, Maryland
Indiana vs. Maryland TV Coverage:FOX
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Indiana Hoosiers Vs. Maryland Terrapins Overview

Maryland has an online betting record of 10-2 straight up, 5-7 vs. the line, and 5-7 under the total.  Overall national metrics have the Terrapins ranked 127th for scoring offense but 35th for points allowed.  Maryland holds fourth place in the Big Ten Conference standings.  Namely head coach Mark Turgeon has brought stability to the Terps since taking over in 2011.

By contrast Indiana is 11-1 straight up, 7-5 against the spread and 8-4 over the total.  IU ranks 34th nationally for scoring offense and 129th for points allowed.   As a result, the Hoosiers are the third-place team in the Big Ten Conference.  Archie Miller took over a program that was gutted by fired predecessor Tom Crean.  While it has taken longer than fans want, he has the Hoosiers back on track for national contention.

Key Hoosiers:  F Trayce Jackson Davis (15.0 PTS, 8.9 REB, 2.0 BLK, 65.6% FG, 73.0% FT, 0% 3P), F Justin Smith (12.7 PTS, 5.3 REB. 52.3% FG, 63.6% FG, 27.8% 3P), G Devonte Green (12.3 PTS, 2.1 REB, 2.6 AST, 45.3% FG, 62.5% FT, 40.0% 3P)

Key Terrapins:  G Anthony Cowan Jr (16.5 PTS,  3.7 REB, 4.2 AST, 40.7% FG, 74.3% FT, 36.8% 3P), F Jalen Smith (13.3 PTS, 10.1 REB, 2.4 BLK, 48.6% FG, 75.4% FT, 28.0% 3P), FG Aaron Wiggins (10.8 PTS, 6.0 REB, 34.4% FG, 72.4% FT, 29.4% 3P)

The Hoosiers are:

5-9 against the spread in their last 14 away games

8-2 over the total on the road

2-1 on the board at Maryland

1-2 under the total in their last three away games vs. Maryland

3-12-1 vs. the odds in January away games

4-7 under the total away from home in January  

The Terrapins are:

2-5 against the spread in their last seven games vs. Indiana

2-4 under the total when hosting the Hoosiers

8-4 vs.  the odds in their last 12 home games

2-5 under the total on their home court

7-2-1 on the board at home in January

2-4 under the total in January home games

Indiana vs. Maryland College Basketball Betting Picks

On this occasion we catch a Maryland team in a College Basketball betting slump with just two covers in their last seven games.  Indiana’s lineup is deeper and in better form.  As was previously noted the Hoosiers own the head to head advantage.

Indiana vs. Maryland College Basketball Betting Pick:   Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana vs. Maryland College Basketball Betting Score Prediction:  Indiana 80, Maryland 75

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