Betting on today's Terrapins and Golden Gophers game? Catch the action at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN, as the Golden Gophers hosts this showdown at 5:30 ET on BTN. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with the Golden Gophers being the favored team playing at home against the Terrapins.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers -1.5

This game will be played at Williams Arena at 5:30 ET on Sunday, January 7th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
  • Not only will Minnesota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Minneapolis Possible for the Terrapins?

Heading into tonight's matchup, the Maryland Terrapins are 9-5 overall and 1-2 in Big Ten play. On the road, they are just 1-3 this season and are 1-9 in their last ten road games. In their last game, they lost to Purdue by a score of 67-53.

So far this season, Maryland has been the underdog in four of their 14 games. As the underdog, they are just 1-3 this season. Overall, they have been favored in ten of their games and are 8-2 in those contests.

As the underdog, Maryland has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread this season and is 1-3 ATS on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Terrapins have a mark of 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Maryland games is 4-10. Today's over/under line of 135.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (136). Over their last three games, Maryland games have averaged 125 points compared to their season average of 135.4 points per game.

The Maryland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 53 points vs. Purdue. Overall their field goal percentage was 33.3% while connecting on 5 threes. Jahmir Young was the leading scorer for the Terrapins, putting up 26 points. In addition, Jordan Geronimo contributed 9 points.

This season, the Maryland defense has been impressive, holding the 28th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.6 points per contest. In today's game, the Maryland defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 67 points.

Taking a Look at the Golden Gophers Chances at Home

Minnesota comes into this game as the favorite and have been dominant at home this season. They are 10-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +19.3 points per game.

So far this season, Minnesota is 11-3 overall and have won their last six games. In their last game, they defeated Michigan by a score of 73-71.

Minnesota has been excellent against the spread this season, going 11-2-1. At home, they have an ATS record of 9-1-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Gophers have gone 8-1-1 vs. the spread.

Minnesota's over/under record for the season sits at 7-7, and today's over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (143.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Compared to their season average of 79.9 points per game, Minnesota struggled in their previous game. Against Michigan, the Golden Gophers scored 73 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.5%. The team's top scorer is Dawson Garcia, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 17.2, while Mike Mitchell Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 leading up to the game.

This season, the Minnesota defense has been impressive, holding the 75th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.6 points per contest. So far, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (526th).