The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Maryland Terrapins are set to square off in a Big Ten matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Xfinity Center. Maryland is 11-12 overall and 7-7 at home, while the Hawkeyes are 15-7 overall and 2-5 on the road. Iowa picked up an 80-75 win at home when these teams met on Jan. 3.
The Hawkeyes are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Maryland vs. Iowa odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 146.5. Before entering any Iowa vs. Maryland picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Maryland vs. Iowa spread: Iowa -3.5
- Maryland vs. Iowa over-under: 146 points
What you need to know about Maryland
Maryland is now on a three-game losing streak after picking up consecutive wins over then-No. 17 Illinois and Rutgers in late January. The Terrapins are coming off an 82-67 loss at then-No. 16 Ohio State on Sunday. Donta Scott led Maryland with 25 points on 8 of 13 shooting, including a 5 of 8 mark from 3-point range.
Scott averages 12.9 points and pulls down a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game. Leading scorer Eric Ayala (15.4 ppg) was held to just eight points in the loss to the Buckeyes. Maryland has been a tough place for Iowa to travel to, as the Terrapins have covered in four of their last six home games against the Hawkeyes.
What you need to know about Iowa
Iowa is coming off a huge second half against Minnesota on Sunday, outscoring the Golden Gophers 37-21 after the break. The Hawkeyes were able to rally for a 71-59 win, snapping a two-game losing skid in the process. Keegan Murray led the way with 24 points, while Patrick McCaffery added 18 points and seven rebounds.
Murray ranks fourth nationally in scoring, averaging 22.4 points per game. Head coach Fran McCaffery was not on the bench after testing positive for COVID-19, but he is expected to return on Thursday night. Iowa has won eight of its last 12 games and is currently in line for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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