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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

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Next up:
Maryland home to Rutgers Tuesday, January 24
Iowa at Illinois Wednesday, January 25

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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