Against The Spread Pick
The 17th-ranked Maryland Terrapins head back on the road, as they visit Welsh-Ryan Arena for a Big ten tilt against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Terrapins were able to get back on track with a solid home victory over Purdue, but the struggles on the road can not be replicated against the Wildcats. Northwestern is 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Wildcats have also lost eight of their last nine head-to-head meetings against the Terrapins. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and also 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Northwestern. The Wildcats have struggled to cover at home, and they are only 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern has been overmatched during most meetings, and that will likely be the story here. It has been hard to win on the road this season in the Big Ten, but backing Maryland to cover 7.5 points is still the right play.
Over Under Pick
Having games finish with an over total has been an afterthought for both Maryland and Northwestern. The Terrapins haven’t combined for an over total since their December 29th win over Bryant. Northwestern has also had offensive struggles and hasn’t scored more than 71 points in their last six games. Maryland has scored 57 points or less in each of their last three games. The offense is struggling for both teams, which makes taking the under 129.5 total a safe bet here.