The Terrapins and Buckeyes are set to face off at 4:00 ET on FS1. The Buckeyes will host the game at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 131 points, with Ohio State being favored by -2.5 at home against Maryland.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -2.5

This game will be played at Value City Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Buckeyes.
  • Not only will Ohio State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Terrapins?

So far this season, the Terrapins have gone 13-10, including a 5-7 record in Big Ten play. Coming into this game, Maryland has lost two straight games, and their road record is just 3-6.

On the season, Maryland has been the underdog nine times, going 3-6 in those games. In their last game, the Terrapins lost to Rutgers by a score of 56-53.

As the underdog this season, Maryland has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5 and their last 10 road games vs. the spread is 4-6. Over their last 3 games as the underdog, the Terrapins are 2-1 ATS.

Today's over/under line of 131 is lower than the average over/under line in Maryland's games this season (136.1). So far, 15 of their games have finished with less than 131 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 116 points.

The Maryland offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 53 points versus Rutgers. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 31.5%. On offense, Maryland has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today's game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 33rd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 71%.

So far this season, the Maryland defense has been performing well, ranking 12th in the country at 63.0 points allowed per contest. In today's game vs. Ohio State, the Maryland defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Maryland made 17 free-throws vs. the Terrapins.

Taking a Look at the Buckeyes Chances at Home

Ohio State is looking to snap a five-game losing streak as they host Maryland. The Buckeyes are 13-10 overall and 3-9 in Big Ten play. They have been much better at home this season, going 10-4 compared to 3-6 on the road.

Ohio State is favored by 2.5 points today, and they have been the favorite in 17 of their 23 games. So far, they are 12-5 when favored. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.0 compared to -2.0 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Ohio State has gone just 5-12 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 7-16, including a 4-10 record at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buckeyes are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Ohio State games is 13-10. The average scoring total in their games this year is 145 points. Today's over/under line of 131 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year of 144.2. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

In their previous game, the Buckeyes' offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 75.1 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Bruce Thornton, who is averaging 15.4 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Jamison Battle also maintains a PPG average of 14.4 heading into game.

At this time, the Buckeyes' defense is positioned 117th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ohio State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.