Maryland Terrapins vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 3/7/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 7, 2021

The Maryland Terrapins (14-11) host the Penn State Nittany Lions (10-12) as 6.5-point favorites after Aaron Wiggins went off for 26 points in the Terrapins 60-55 loss to Northwestern. The game airs on BTN at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The point total is set at 136 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Maryland vs Penn State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Maryland -6.5 -110 -110 136 -113 -108 -288 230

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Maryland vs Penn State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Penn State (+6.5) Over (136) Maryland 72 Penn State 68

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Total Facts

  • The Terrapins and their opponents have totaled at least 136 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 25 games (40%) this year.
  • Penn State has combined with its opponents to score at least 136 points in 15 of 22 opportunities (68.2%) this year.
  • These two teams average a combined 140.9 points per game, 4.9 more points than the over/under of 136 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.7 more points per game (138.7) than this game’s over/under of 136 points.
  • The Terrapins average point total in matchups this season is 133, three points below the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Nittany Lions this season is 10.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 68 points per game the Terrapins average are 5.7 fewer points than the Nittany Lions give up (73.7).
  • Maryland is 2-0 against the spread and 6-0 overall when scoring more than 73.7 points.
  • Penn State has a 4-10 record against the spread and a 4-10 record overall when giving up more than 68 points.
  • The Nittany Lions score an average of 72.9 points per game, 7.9 more points than the 65 the Terrapins allow.
  • Penn State has gone 8-8 overall and 8-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 65 points.
  • Maryland’s record is 1-5 against the spread and 0-6 overall when it gives up more than 72.9 points.
  • The Terrapins have totaled 76 more points than their opponents this season (three per game on average), while the Nittany Lions have been out-scored by 17 total points (0.8 per game average differential).

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Maryland Betting Information

  • The Terrapins have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 10-14 record.
  • The Terrapins have posted an even record of 3-3 against the spread when the spread is -6.5 or higher.
  • The Terrapins have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 9 of 24 contests this season, a rate of 37.5%

Penn State Betting Information

  • Penn State has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 11-11 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Nittany Lions have a record ATS of 1-2.
  • Penn State and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 10 of 22 (45.5%).

Head to Head

Maryland vs Penn State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/5/2021 Penn State -2.5 142.5 -147 +122 Regular Season 55-50 PSU
12/10/2019 Penn State -2 142.5 -132 +108 Regular Season 76-69 PSU
2/27/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-61 PSU
12/1/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-59 MARY

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Maryland Leaders

  • Eric Ayala leads the Terrapins in scoring, tallying 14.5 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Donta Scott leads the Terrapins in rebounding, averaging 6.7 per game, while Darryl Morsell leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.8 in each contest.
  • The Terrapins get the most three-point shooting production out of Ayala, who makes 2.0 threes per game.
  • Wiggins is Maryland’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Scott leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.

Penn State Leaders

  • Myreon Jones puts up 15.5 points per game and is the top scorer for the Nittany Lions.
  • John Harrar is atop the Nittany Lions rebounding leaderboard with 8.6 rebounds per game, and Jamari Wheeler paces the team in assists with 3.5 per contest.
  • Jones is consistent from deep and leads the Nittany Lions with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Penn State’s leader in steals is Wheeler (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Seth Lundy (0.6 per game).
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