Money Line Pick
The Iowa Hawkeyes have won five games in a row heading into Thursday’s road date with the Maryland Terrapins. Iowa is coming off consecutive victories over none other than Maryland in addition to Northwestern, Michigan, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. Luka Garza has led the team in scoring four straight times while averaging 27.3 points per game during this stretch. The Terrapins have won three in a row of their own, but a 67-49 loss at Iowa on Jan. 10 cannot give them much confidence for Thursday. The Hawkeyes are 7-1-3 ATS in their last 11 overall and 4-0-3 ATS in their last seven against opponents with winning records. Maryland is 0-4 ATS in its last four on Thursdays. It is also worth noting that the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the two teams. Go with IOWA.
Over Under Pick
In two of Maryland’s past four outings, both teams have scored in the 50s. In five of MD’s past seven, the losing team has scored fewer than 60. Leading scorer Anthony Cowan Jr. has shot no better than 40 percent from the field in nine of the past 11 games. The under is 8-3 in the Hawkeyes’ last 11 overall and 6-2 in their last eight against opponents with winning records. It is also 5-2 in the Terrapins’ last seven overall, 5-1 in their last six at home, and 6-2 in their last eight against opponents with winning records. Take the UNDER.