Julian Reese celebrates; Maryland Terrapins

Feb 16, 2023; School Park, Maryland, USA; Maryland Terrapins ahead Julian Reese (10) reacts after making a basket through the second half Purdue Boilermakers at Xfinity Middle. Maryland Terrapins defeated Purdue Boilermakers 68-54. Obligatory Credit score: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • Massive Ten contenders Northwestern and Maryland meet on Sunday, February 26
  • Maryland is a 5.5-point house favourite over Northwestern on the Xfinity Middle
  • Learn beneath for Northwestern vs Maryland odds, evaluation and prediction

Maryland (19-9, 10-7 Massive Ten) is a 5.5-point house favourite over Northwestern in a Massive Ten recreation at midday ET Sunday on the Massive Ten Community. That is the one assembly between the 2 this season. The Terrapins have gained seven of their final 9.

No. 21 Northwestern (20-8, 11-6 Massive Ten) had a five-game profitable streak damaged in a 66-62 loss at Illinois the final day out Thursday. The Wildcats couldn’t maintain  an 18-point halftime lead in that one.

Northwestern vs Maryland Odds

Workforce Unfold Moneyline Complete
Northwestern Wildcats +5.5 (-102) +205 Over 130.5 (-110)
Maryland Terrapins -5.5 (-120) -255 Below 130.5 (-110)

Maryland is a 5.5-point favourite over Northwestern in a collection that the Terrapins have dominated since they joined the Massive Ten in  2014-15. Maryland is 10-3 SU and 7-6 ATS in these 13 video games. Northwestern has gained two of the final three and coated three of the final 4.

The Wildcats gained the final assembly Maryland, in 2021, however misplaced every of the earlier 5.

Maryland and Northwestern are two of the very best unfold performs in Division I this season, each 18-10 ATS. The Wildcats have coated their final six and 9 of their final 11, and they’re 6-2 ATS on the Massive Ten street. Maryland is 15-1 SU and 12-4 ATS at house, 9-0 ATS in league house video games.

The Terps have coated eight of their final 11, however solely two of their earlier 5. They’ve gained 12 straight at house courting to the top of final season.


Odds from FanDuel on February 25.

Maryland Again on Monitor

The Terrapins have been shocked at enhancing Nebraska final Sunday. They responded with a simple 88-70 victory over Minnesota the final day out Wednesday. It actually was not a good struggle.

All 5 Maryland starters scored in double figures and the Terps decide aside bottom-feeder Minnesota’s porous protection, taking pictures a season-high 68.1 % from the sector and 53.8 % from three-point vary.

Athletic 6’9″ sophomore submit Julian Reese (11.2 factors, 7.1 rebounds) has come into his personal whereas Maryland has regained its steam after a light mid-season drought. Reese has scored in double figures in seven straight video games with three of his 4 double-doubles, together with in every of the final two.

He’s taking pictures 63.6 % from the sector. A few of that success is coming from his capacity to slide to the basket in coach Kevin Willard’s pet high-pick-and-roll motion with Jahmir Younger usually initiating.

The massive three of guards Younger (16.1 factors, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists) and Hakim Hart (12. 1 factors, 4.4 rebounds) and ahead Donta Scott (11.8, 6.1) has began all 25 video games this season, and every is averaging a minimum of half-hour per recreation. Terps have been stingy on protection, limiting opponents to 42.0 % taking pictures from the sector.

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Northwestern Appears to be like to Get well

The Wildcats appeared to have their sixth straight victory nicely in hand earlier than fading within the second half at Illinois on Thursday. Boo Buie drove Northwestern with a career-high 35 factors, however the Wildcats had no reply for the Illini’s Terrence Shannon. Shannon scored 26 factors after lacking the earlier two video games within the concussion protocol.

As a substitute of getting with one recreation of league-leading Purdue and shifting two video games away from third place, the Wildcats discover themselves again within the scrum for one in every of 4 double-byes within the Massive Ten match.

Senior guards Buie (17.6 factors, 3.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists) and Chase Audige (14.5, 3.3, 2.9) are the principal drivers for the Wildcats. Northwestern will make their first NCAA look since 2016-2017 even when they lose their closing three regular-season video games and their Massive Ten tourney recreation.

Buis had six three-pointers towards Illinois and has 58 this season. Audige has 53. Massive males Matthew Nicholson and Robbie Beran chip in however primarily rebound and set picks.

The Wildcats are taking pictures 40.8 % from the ground, similar as their opponents. However their plus 4.5 turnover margin is ninth in Division I. Audige is seventh in Division I with 69 steals.

Northwestern vs Maryland Prediction

Each these groups have been robust go-withs this season. Northwestern has been robust on the street; Maryland, robust at house. The Terrapins have extra weapons that Chris Collins’ staff, and so they have already got house victories over Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Purdue.

The wins over Illinois and Indiana have been in the one conferences this season, as is that this with the Wildcats. A win right here and the Terps would win virtually each convention tie-breaker within the battle for postseason match positioning. The house staff is the play right here.

Decide: Maryland -5.5 (-102)

Season CBK: 44-22 ATS



Jack Magruder

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