Against the Spread Pick
The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan State Spartans just faced each other on Feb. 15, when Maryland went on the road and got the job done 67-60. There is no real reason to think Michigan State will turn the tide now that it has to pay a visit to its Big Ten rival. The Terrapins are coming off a loss to Ohio State followed by a buzzer-beating win over Minnesota, but both of those games came on the road. They are a much different squad at home; 15-0, compared to 5-5 in true road games. Jalen Smith (15.9 ppg) has scored at least 16 points in nine of the past 12 contests. Michigan State is just 3-4 in its past seven outings. The Spartans are 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 on the road, 0-6 ATS in their last six against opponents with winning records, and 1-5 ATS in their last six following a win. Maryland is 39-17-4 ATS in its last 60 on Saturdays. Take the TERRAPINS and do so with confidence.
Over Under Pick
The under is 10-2-1 in the Spartans’ last 13 overall, 14-6-1 in their last 21 on the road, and 7-1 in their last eight against opponents with winning records. It is also 10-4 in the Terrapins’ last 14 at home and 7-1 in their last eight against opponents with winning records. Lean toward the UNDER.