Maryland wants to carry the momentum from their Iowa game into Ohio.

Maryland Terrapins Vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Odds Preview

Written by on January 29, 2016

One of the toughest things to do in sports is play another game right after a huge win. There is almost a bit of a letdown that can lead to problems if you don’t head into that next game totally focused on the task at hand. That is what the Maryland Terrapins will be facing on Sunday after their feat of beating Iowa and snapping their 9 game winning streak last night. If you want to keep updated with the Terrapins and Buckeyes odds for this game and others be sure to click here.

How to bet Maryland Terrapins Vs Ohio State Buckeyes

When: Sunday, January 31, 1 PM ESTWhere:  Value City Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: CBSIt would be easy to look at the record of the Terrapins and how well they played on their last game and simply assume they will waltz away with the win here. As I mentioned earlier, there is always the chance of an emotional letdown, and the Buckeyes will be looking to jump on the first sign of that. The odds for this one will be up at the NCAA basketball betting page on a little closer to game time, so be sure to come back and get your wagers on.

Why bet on the Maryland Terrapins

This teams showed just how though they are mentally when they bounced back from a loss to Michigan State with a win over the #3 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday night. That is a win, which when combined with another one over Ohio State, might see Maryland (18-3, 7-2) move up a little higher than their current #8 ranking. The goal of every team is to finish as highly ranked as possible, so that in itself should be enough to help Maryland stay focused for this one. They already have a win, and a big one at that, over Ohio State this season, as they knocked off the Buckeyes 100-65 back in the middle of the month. That was well above their 77.3 PPG scoring average, so I don’t really see them matching that sort of total this time around.

Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes

You might look at the last 2 games that the Buckeyes (14-8, 6-3) played against ranked opponents and think that they have no shot here, but this is a team playing well right now. Yes, they lost both of those games, but they have bounced back nicely with back to bac wins, including a gritty 68-63 win on the road in Illinois earlier this week. The Buckeyes already have the scalp of a ranked team in the back pockets this season, knocking off Kentucky in a major upset back in mid-December. The biggest loss that Ohio State have suffered this season came at the hands of Maryland, and you can bet they will want to exact some revenge in front of their home fans. Ohio State are averaging 71.1 PPG, and are giving up 65.8 PPG this season.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I am perhaps one of the few people who believe that this will be a close one. Maryland will automatically relax after that huge win, and will also be looking at how easily they disposed of Ohio State last time out. That sort of thinking can lead to potential problems.Maryland 72 Ohio State 69