Maryland Terrapins at Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Prediction 01/18/19

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It will be a matchup between two tremendous defenses when the Ohio State Buckeyes (12-4, 2-3 Big 10) take on the 19th-ranked Maryland Terrapins (15-3, 6-1 Big 10) at Value City Arena. Action begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Maryland Terrapins at Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds

In their last game, the Buckeyes fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes, 72-62, while the Terrapins defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 64-60.

The Terrapins knocked down 24 of their 29 free throws (82.8 percent) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (30.6 vs. 30.0). Ohio State, meanwhile, held Iowa to an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (below their season average of 32.1). Andre Wesson played a key role for Ohio State with 13 points. Meanwhile, Anthony Cowan Jr. led the way for Maryland, recording 21 points and six rebounds.

The Buckeyes won the sole game between these two teams last year, 91-69. Ohio State made 17 of its 29 three pointers (58.6 percent). Maryland, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 19.2). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Ohio State ranks 255th in possessions per game (68.4) and Maryland is 304th (66.9). Moreover, the Terrapins rank 28th in offensive efficiency (114.7), while the Buckeyes rank 51st in defensive efficiency (94.9).

Maryland Terrapins at Ohio State Buckeyes Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ohio State, ATS Winner – Ohio State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Maryland ranks 18th in blocks per game (5.1) while Ohio State ranks 131st (2.7).
  • The Buckeyes rank 48th in assists per game (15.8) while the Terrapins rank 119th (13.9).
  • The Terrapins rank 27th in rebounds per game (40.2) while the Buckeyes rank 131st (36.1).
  • Ohio State ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Maryland ranks 135th (7.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Terrapins have scored an average of 75.0 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (1.6 above their season average).
  • The Buckeyes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 11.7 for the season.