Against the Spread Pick
The Maryland Terrapins are underdogs on Sunday even though they top the Big Ten standings at 12-3. That can be attributed to the fact that style points are not exactly what has been on the Terrapins’ minds. They have not won any of their past seven contests (all victories) by more than 10 points. Nonetheless, Maryland takes a nine-game winning streak into this showdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State is without third-leading scorer D.J. Carton, who has been gone from the team for a month for personal reasons. The Buckeyes are a disappointing 6-8 since starting the season 11-1. The Terrapins are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven against opponents with winning records, 4-0-1 ATS in their last five on the road, and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four as underdogs. Ohio State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 at home against opponents with winning road records and 2-5 ATS in its last seven following a loss. Go with MARYLAND, but be sure to take the points just to be safe.
Over Under Pick
With Carton missing, Ohio State features only two players averaging in double-figures. Just 122 total points were scored in the previous meeting between these two teams, a 67-55 victory for Maryland on Jan. 7. The under is 7-3 in the Terrapins’ last 10 as underdogs. It is also 6-2 in the Buckeyes’ last eight at home and 7-2 in their last nine following a loss. Lean toward the UNDER.