College Basketball Betting Preview: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Maryland Terrapins – January 26, 2020

by Cole Paganelli | January 26, 2020 |

The Big Ten Conference might be the best league in the country this season, and every night has been a battle for all of the team. Indiana will host Maryland on Sunday in what should be another terrific game in a season full of them.

The Hoosiers are a young team that is gaining momentum, while the Maryland Terrapins have a team full of proven veterans. 

Maryland and Indiana are both 5-3 so far in Big Ten Conference play, and they both still have a shot at winning the regular season title. Maryland has won two straight games, and they come into this game with an overall record of 15-4.

Indiana is also 15-4 so far this season and they have won four of their last five games. Home teams have been dominant so far in Big Ten Conference play. 

Cowan, Smith Leading Terrapins

Every college basketball team tries to find a solid inside-outside combination, and that is exactly what the Maryland Terrapins have on their roster. Point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. leads the team with 15.4 points and 4.3 assists per game, and he is one of the top guards in the conference.

Center Jalen Smith has the ability to score in a variety of ways, and he could have a big night against the Indiana Hoosiers. Maryland is also one of the top defensive teams in the country, allowing just 61.0 points per game this season.

The Terrapins will need to be solid on both ends of the floor to win this game. 

Young Hoosiers Gaining Confidence

The Indiana Hoosiers are a relatively young team, but they just picked up a monster win over the Michigan State Spartans. Indiana held the Spartans to just 63 points in that game, and they will need to be sharp on defense again to beat the Terrapins.

The Hoosiers have struggled to defend the paint at times, but they will put a ton of pressure on the guards from Maryland. Indiana can score points, especially at home, and they won’t be afraid to play fast.

Freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis leads the team with over 14 points per game, but the Hoosiers have plenty of scoring threats. 

Maryland Terrapins at Indiana Hoosiers Betting Lines

BetOnline has the Indiana Hoosers as -1.0 point favorites over the Maryland Terrapins in this game. BetOnline has set the betting total at 133.0 points for this Big Ten showdown.

Free Betting Pick

The Big Ten Conference has been extremely unpredictable this season, but it has also been full of terrific games. This should be another terrific game, and it will likely come down to the final minutes. Maryland does have the veterans to win this game, but winning on the road in the Big Ten Conference has been extremely difficult. Indiana should have some confidence after beating Michigan State, and they are going to pick up their second straight win in this game. 

SpookyExpress Free Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -1

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