Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Thursday January 29, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (18-3) And sixteenth ranked Maryland Terrapins of the Big-Ten Conference makes the trip from the Old Line State to the Buckeye State. Maryland will play the (16-5) Ohio State Buckeyes also of the Big-10 in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at The Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Maryland Terrapins are flexing their muscle in the first season in the Conference. Ohio State is not what they were the past few season but are still solid. The betting line has Ohio State as a seven-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Thursday Night’s game.
The 2015 Maryland Terrapins have won four of five straight up, their latest a 68-67 home win over Northwestern on Sunday January 25th. Maryland is 6-2 in Conference play, one game behind first place Wisconsin. Maryland scores and average of seventy-two points per game. The Terrapins love to get to the foul line; they lead the Big Ten in free throws made with 390. Freshman Guard Melo Trimble is the team’s leading scorer at sixteen points per game. The betting odds under the total is 9-2-1 Maryland last twelve on the road. Maryland lost to Ohio State the last time they met in 2013 by double-digits. The Maryland Terrapins are 3-2 their last five Free NCAA Basketball ATS Picks on the road going over the betting odds total once, staying under three times and has a push. The key to a Maryland win is for Trimble and Dez Wells to score points, they are explosive scorers with ball skills. Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon has his most experienced team since taking over four years ago. The Terrapins should be a 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament bid.
The 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes have won three fo four, their latest an 82-70 home win over Indiana on Sunday January 25th. Freshman Guard DeAngelo Russell is the team’s leading scorer at 19.4 points per game. The Buckeyes are in fifth place in the Big-Ten with a 5-3 record. Russell poured in twenty-two in their most recent win. Ohio State is 0-9 Against The Number their last nine on Thursday’s. The Buckeyes are 4-10 Against The Point Spread their last fourteen against Big Ten opponents. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS their last six at home, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under three. Head Coach Thad Motta has a young but talented basketball team. The key to a win against Maryland is to get up and down the court at a fast pace. The game feature two of the best Freshman in the Conference, both lead their team in scoring.
Free Pick: Ohio State-7′.