Maryland vs. Minnesota Big Ten Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Maryland vs. Minnesota Big Ten Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 6 seed Maryland Terrapins (20-11, 11-9 Big Ten) face off against the No. 14 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-21, 2-17 Big Ten) as 13.5-point favorites in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday at United Center, beginning at 9:00 PM on Big Ten Network. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under for the matchup is 131.5.

Maryland vs. Minnesota Odds

  • Maryland odds to win: -1050
  • Minnesota odds to win: +648
  • Spread: Maryland (-13.5)
  • Total: 131.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: United Center

Who Will Win Maryland vs. Minnesota?

Maryland and Minnesota Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Maryland has a 5-2-1 record against the spread when favored by 13.5 points or more this season.

Minnesota has a 3-3 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 13.5 points or more.

These two teams average 133.9 points per game combined, 2.4 more than the total of 131.5.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 134.3 points per game, 2.8 more than the over/under for this matchup.

Maryland’s average point total in matchups this year is 133.9, 2.4 points higher than the total in this game.

The average total in Golden Gophers games this season is 2.7 more points than the point total of 131.5 for this outing.

The Terrapins have a 19-11-1 record against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Golden Gophers have compiled a 13-15-2 record against the spread.

Maryland Stats & Insights

Maryland’s +232 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 7.5 points per game) is a result of scoring 70.7 points per game (199th in college basketball) while giving up 63.2 per contest (26th in college basketball).

Maryland comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.3 boards. It is collecting 31.5 rebounds per game (194th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 29.2 per contest.

The Terrapins knock down 6.7 three-pointers per game (260th in college basketball), 1.1 more than their opponents (5.6).

Maryland ranks 80th in college basketball with 97.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 70th in college basketball defensively with 87.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

When playing at home, the Terrapins are averaging 12.1 more points per game (74.6) than they are away from home (62.5).

Minnesota Stats & Insights

Minnesota has been outscored by 7.9 points per game (posting 63.2 points per game, 347th in college basketball, while giving up 71.1 per outing, 209th in college basketball) and has a -237 scoring differential.

Minnesota averages 30.2 rebounds per game (266th in college basketball) while allowing 33.3 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 3.1 boards per game.

Minnesota makes 6.2 three-pointers per game (300th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.7 on average.

Minnesota averages 85.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (341st in college basketball), and gives up 96.0 points per 100 possessions (298th in college basketball).

In 2022-23 the Golden Gophers are averaging 1.3 fewer points per game at home (62.2) than on the road (63.5).

Maryland Key Players to Watch

The leader in points and assists for the Terrapins is Jahmir Young, who scores 16.3 points and dishes out 3.2 assists per game.

Julian Reese is Maryland’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 7.3 boards in each contest while scoring 11.4 points per game.

Don Carey makes more threes per game than any other member of the Terrapins, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.5 per contest.

Young is Maryland’s leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Reese leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Minnesota Key Players to Watch

Dawson Garcia has the top spot on the Golden Gophers leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 15.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Ta’Lon Cooper’s assist statline leads Minnesota; he racks up 6.3 assists per game.

Jamison Battle is the top shooter from deep for the Golden Gophers, hitting 2.3 threes per game.

Minnesota’s leader in steals is Cooper with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Pharrel Payne with 1.1 per game.

Maryland vs. Minnesota Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Maryland (-13.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (131.5)

  • Prediction:
    Maryland 74, Minnesota 60
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