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Maryland at Penn State odds, picks and predictions

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The No. 24 Maryland Terrapins (20-10, 11-8 Big Ten) battle the Penn State Nittany Lions (18-12, 9-10) Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center (CBS). Tip is set for noon ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Maryland vs. Penn State odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

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Maryland beat Penn State at home 74-68 on Feb. 11, failing to cover as an 8-point home favorite. The Over 131.5 hit.

The Terrapins are coming into this game following a 73-62 loss at Ohio State as a 1-point underdog. Maryland is 4-2 straight up over its last 6 and 3-3 against the spread (ATS) over that span. It is 19-11 ATS this season.

Penn State is 16-12-2 ATS this season and is coming off a 68-65 win at Northwestern, covering as a 4.5-point road underdog. The Nittany Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and are 4-2 straight up over that span.

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Maryland at Penn State odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:25 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Maryland +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | Penn State -170 (bet $170 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Maryland +3.5 (-110) | Penn State -3.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 135.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Maryland at Penn State picks and predictions

Prediction

Penn State 72, Maryland 67

Moneyline

AVOID.

Maryland has been awful in this situation, and Penn State isn’t worth the price. Pass here.

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Against the spread

BET PENN STATE -3.5 (-110).

The Terrapins are 1-6 ATS in games in which they are road underdogs. This has not been a profitable spot for Maryland backers.

The Nittany Lions have also covered 4 of their last 6 and 5 of their last 7 home games. Penn State is 10-8-1 ATS in conference games as well as 8-6-1 ATS as the home side.

Considering the trends, back PENN STATE -3.5 (-110).

Over/Under

LEAN OVER 135.5 (-110).

Penn State has gone Over the projected total in 7 of its last 10 games. It is 12-6-1 O/U in conference games with Maryland just 8-11 O/U in Big Ten battles.

However, Maryland is 3-0-1 O/U in its last 4 games as well. The Terrapins are a well-rounded team with 4 players hitting double figures per game. They shoot 45.4% from the field, 138th-best in the nation.

Penn State ranks 60th in shooting (46.6%) and 12th in 3-point shooting (39%). Both sides have capable attacks and have been consistently going Over lately. Back the OVER 135.5 (-110).

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