Following Monday’s dull college basketball odds board, there are a handful of enticing matchups on the docket. One of them features the No. 13 Terrapins at Wisconsin. Let’s dig into Maryland basketball odds for this Big 10 clash.
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Maryland at Wisconsin: Spread, Moneyline, Total
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Will Badgers’ Regression Occur?
The Terrapins are one of the biggest surprises in college basketball thus far, and they’ll square off against Wisconsin’s red-hot marksmen. Greg Gard’s team has generated the 52nd-ranked 3-point efficiency across DI — with guards Chucky Hepburn, Connor Essigian, and Max Klesmit all shooting over 40.0% from distance.
Nevertheless, ShotQuality notes that the Badgers’ have outperformed their perimeter showing by five percentage points. As a result, Wisconsin should only be hitting roughly 32.0% of their looks from behind the arc.
Granted, Maryland’s defense could be due for some negative variance of its own. However, it’s limiting opponents to a bottom-50 3-point attempt rate. Although that’s a product of a small sample size, it’s been difficult to manufacture long-distance looks against this unit.
Unless Wisconsin maintains their unsustainable shooting via fast-break opportunities, it’ll need to operate its offense through the low post. Badgers big men Tyler Wahl and Steven Crawl are both semi-efficient near the rim, yet they’ll be up against the Terps’ sound defensive frontcourt.
In essence, Wisconsin’s 91st-ranked Adjusted Offensive Efficiency (per KenPom) isn’t positioned for success versus Maryland’s half-court defense.
At the other end, if Terps lead guard Jahmir Young can ramp up the pace while also dissecting the Badgers’ vulnerable pick-and-roll defense, Kevin Willard’s crew will likely come away with their second conference victory.
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Maryland Basketball Odds Conclusion
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