The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-14, 4-14 Big Ten) and Maryland Terrapins (14-15, 6-12) meet Wednesday night in a Big Ten game in College Park, Md. The contest at the Xfinity Center tips off at 9 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Minnesota vs. Maryland odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Minnesota is a solid 3-point-shooting team, but struggles in the 2-point game. The slow-tempo Gophers have shot 43.0% from the field in going 3-13 in their last 16 games. Coming off two close losses at home, UM is looking for its first road win since Dec. 11.
The Terps are 3-1 in their last four games, including a 75-60 win Sunday over then-No. 19 Ohio State. Maryland has been trending the right way offensively after a sluggish start. The Terrapins have shot 47.2% from the floor while committing just 8.8 turnovers per game over their 3-1 stretch.
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Minnesota at Maryland odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Minnesota +265 (bet $100 to win $265) | Maryland -350 (bet $350 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Minnesota +7.5 (-115) | Maryland 7.5 (-107)
- Over/Under (O/U): 135.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Minnesota at Maryland odds, lines, picks and predictions
Maryland 73, Minnesota 66
The Golden Gophers find themselves on the road after three straight home games. The last five times UM has been it that situation, it has gone 1-4 ATS in that first road tilt. Since 2019, Maryland is 4-0-1 ATS in this series.
Maryland is the better shooting and defensive team, and the Terps figure to have enough edge on the boards and in getting to the charity stripe to make MARYLAND -7.5 (-107) a workable play.
The Gophers can 3-ball their way to a couple of surges. The Terrapins are likely to notch a few runs via the offensive glass and a decent number of looks from the foul line.
It all spells a slight lean on the OVER 135.5 (-110).
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