Ohio State vs Maryland Prediction and Odds (Roll With the Buckeyes)

Ohio State and Maryland are set to face each other for the second time this college basketball season.
Ohio State and Maryland are set to face each other for the second time this college basketball season. / Alie Skowronski/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Several teams are fighting for the top spot in the Big 10 college basketball standings, and the Ohio State Buckeyes can place themselves firmly in the mix with a win over the Maryland Terrapins today.

The Buckeyes are sitting at 11-5 with four games left to go, and they have a chance to be the regular season champions if they can win out and hope that they get some help from other games left to play in the conference. Meanwhile, Maryland is 5-12 in Big 10 play and 13-15 overall this season, so the Terrapins will need to go on a miracle run in the conference tournament if they want to make a March Madness appearance.

Ohio State won the previous meeting between these two teams, beating Maryland 82-67 back on Feb. 6. Here are the odds via WynnBET for this afternoon's rematch.

Ohio State vs. Maryland Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Ohio State -4 (-110)
  • Maryland +4 (-110)


  • Ohio State -180
  • Maryland +150


  • 141.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Ohio State vs. Maryland Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games.
  • Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • The OVER is 6-3 in the last nine meetings between these teams.
  • The UNDER is 11-4 in Maryland's last 15 home games.
  • Maryland is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games vs. Ohio State.

Ohio State vs. Maryland Prediction and Pick

Ohio State may not be as strong defensively as it has been in seasons past, but this Buckeyes team is truly one of the better offensive teams in the nation. The fact that they're only four-point favorites against a lowly Maryland team today is disrespectful, and they're deserving of a bet.

The Buckeyes rank 19th in offensive efficiency and 15th in effective field goal percentage this year. Meanwhile, Maryland ranks 143rd and 219th in those two stats respectively, which is all you need to know ahead of placing your wager.

E.J. Liddell went off for 24 points against Maryland in the previous meeting, and the Terrapins had no answer for the junior forward. I expect a similar performance today, and what would prove to be a big win for the Buckeyes moving forward.

Pick: Ohio State -4

Iain is 67-61-2 (+2.27 units) with his college basketball bets this 2021-22 season. You can find his detailed record for the 2022 calendar year here.