Terps in 1st place in Big Ten
The Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday. They meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and tip-off is set for 7 pm.
The Terrapins enter Thursday’s game against Iowa in first place in the Big Ten. They will be playing a second straight road game against a team that’s 3-0 at home in conference play. Iowa also ossesses the conference’s leading scorer in guard Peter Jok.
Oddsmakers opened the Terrapins as -1.5-point favorites versus the Hawkeyes, while the game’s total opened at 150.
Iowa was a 89-54 loser in its last match on the road against Northwestern Wildcats. They failed to cover the +6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hawkeyes have had plenty of ups and downs since conference play began. The roller coaster came in the last week. Iowa followed an 83-78 home upset of then-No. 17 Purdue by going to Northwestern and getting hammered by 35 points last weekend.
Maryland was a 62-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois Fighting Illini. They covered the +4-point spread as underdogs. The Terrapins got to this point by winning three straight games. This was after a shocking loss at home to Nebraska. The most recent victory was last weekend when Maryland defeated Illinois 62-56
Betting Odds & Trends
|Maryland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Maryland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games|
|Maryland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Maryland’s last 15 games on the road|
|Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Iowa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games|
|Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home|
|Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa’s last 7 games at home|
Maryland home to Rutgers Tuesday, January 24
Iowa at Illinois Wednesday, January 25
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