Maryland Terrapins vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers, Betting Preview, Spread, Money Line, Total, Picks and Prediction

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MARYLAND TERRAPINS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
18-2 January 28, 2:15 PM | Williams Arena 15-6

When: 2:15 PM ET, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 2:15 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Maryland at Minnesota Las Vegas Odds

Team  Spread Money Line Total
Maryland Terrapins +4.5 -110 +170 137 -110
Minnesota Golden Gophers -4.5 -110 -200 137 -110

The Maryland Terrapins and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Williams Arena.

ABOUT MARYLAND (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten): The road seems to be the Terrapins’ friend, as Mark Turgeon’s club has yet to taste defeat away from home in Big Ten play. Of course, one of the team’s most bitter road defeats last season came at Minnesota, with the Gophers earning one of their only two conference wins at the expense of the Terrapins. But the 2016-17 team has found a way to win, going 4-0 on its conference rivals’ home courts to help put it in the pole position in the league as January nears its end.

ABOUT MINNESOTA (15-6, 3-5): When they were winning, the Gophers were playing shutdown defense, forcing turnovers and converting easy baskets in transition. But the defense has waned of late, which has made it harder for Minnesota to score and win, as shown by the four-game slide it carries into Saturday’s contest. Pitino’s squad is giving up 70.5 points in Big Ten play, up from 64.7 in non-conference action – a stat that must change quickly or the team’s drop in the league standings will continue.

Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Gophers listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Terrapins, while the game’s total is sitting at 137.

Minnesota was a 78-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Buckeyes. They failed to cover the +3.5-point spread as underdogs.

Maryland won its last outing, a 67-55 result against Scarlet Knights on January 24. They covered in that game as a -11.5-point favorite.

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Maryland:
Team record: 18-2 SU,12-7 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Maryland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland’s last 6 games

Minnesota:
Team record: 15-6 SU,11-8 ATS
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Minnesota is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games

Next up:
Maryland at Ohio State Tuesday, January 31
Minnesota at Illinois Saturday, February 4

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Trimble is five assists away from becoming one of only five players in Maryland history to record 1,400 points, 350 assists and 100 steals.

2. Minnesota C Reggie Lynch continues to pace the Gophers – and the Big Ten – in blocked shots, averaging three per game to rank fifth nationally.

3. Terrapins freshman F Justin Jackson has started to raise his game of late, averaging nine points, 5.5 rebounds and three steals over his last two games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Maryland Terrapins will cover the spread at +4.5 and the game will go over 137 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Maryland 72, Minnesota 70 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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