Maryland (17-6) vs. Nebraska (13-9)
NCAA BB: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm CT (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Line and Odds: Nebraska -1.5, Over/Under 137
Free NCAA BB Pick Maryland vs. Nebraska
Maryland hits the road again as Wednesday’s game will be their fifth game away in the last six games.
The Terrapins already faced Nebraska earlier this season and that game ended in a 74-72 win for them. Freshman forward, Jalen Smith, hit the game-winning point with three seconds remaining and finished with 15 points. Smith had help from teammates Bruno Fernando and Anthony Cowan Jr.; both scored 15+ points in the game. Fernando plays well when going against the Cornhuskers. When playing Nebraska, he averages 19.5 points with 13 rebounds and now has 14 double-doubles on the season after Friday’s loss to Wisconsin.
When it comes to rebounds, Maryland is number two in the country in that category. They have a rebound margin of +10.3. The Terrapins are second in the Big Ten in free throw percentage with .749 while ranking fourth in free throw attempts (446).
Nebraska is in the middle of a five-game losing streak. Their conference record sits at 3-8 after Saturday’s 64-71 loss to Illinois.
Despite the loss, the Cornhuskers had career games from two players and senior guard, James Palmer Jr., had another great performance scoring 22 points in the game. Palmer Jr. now has 11 games this season with 20+ points scored. Senior forward, Tanner Borchardt, was one of the two players to have a career game. Borchardt set career highs in points scored (12) and rebounds (18). It is the first time in his career to end a game in double-digit scoring. This is Borchardt’s second game with double-digit rebounds in his career. Sophomore guard, Thomas Allen, ended the game with 11 points. It is his highest in a conference game. Allen also ended back-to-back games in double figures, the first in his career.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
Maryland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland’s last 6 games
Maryland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Maryland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Maryland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Nebraska
Maryland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Nebraska
Nebraska is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska’s last 6 games
Nebraska is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Maryland
Nebraska is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Maryland
Free NCAA BB Prediction Nebraska vs. Maryland
The line and odds had Nebraska winning this game even though they have lost five games in a row. I understand the Cornhuskers have strong players on their team, especially James Palmer Jr. being elite this season. However, Nebraska is not pulling it together as a team. If the Cornhuskers were, then they would be winning five games straight, not losing.