A trip to the NCAA Tournament could be on the line for Maryland when it takes on Wisconsin in a noon ET tip Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Maryland is favored by 2.5 points, unchanged from the opening line.
Before locking in your picks, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model is picking. Last season, the model was an impressive 755-636-20 on A-rated picks, returning $6,529 to any $100 player who followed it.
That wasn't a fluke, either. With the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, the model is heating up. Earlier this month, it was all over Maryland (+1.5) on the road at Northwestern. The result: The Terrapins pulled off a 71-64 upset victory, giving the computer an easy cash with a ton of room to spare.
Now the model has simulated Maryland vs. Wisconsin 10,000 times and locked in against-the-spread, over-under and money-line picks.
We can tell you the model is calling for Wisconsin's Ethan Happ to lead all scorers with 15 points and grab eight rebounds. But will that be enough for Wisconsin to cover the spread? The model has a pick for one side you can get only at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that Maryland needs a big run in New York this week for a shot at an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.
The Terrapins (19-12, 8-10) got some late-season momentum thanks to consecutive wins over Rutgers and Northwestern, but a 24-point blowout at the hands of Michigan brought them back to reality. They're currently on the outside looking into the NCAA Tournament according to CBS Sports Bracketology expert Jerry Palm.
Wisconsin (14-17, 7-11), meanwhile, has no choice but to run the table if it wants to extend its season.
The Badgers have a top-40 defense that only allows 66.5 points per contest, but a lackluster offense that ranks outside of the top 300 nationally has kept them from finding consistent success this season.
And when these teams met at Maryland earlier in the season, the Terrapins prevailed 68-63.
So which side of Maryland-Wisconsin do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Maryland-Wisconsin spread cashes over half the time, all from the model that has crushed college hoops.