College Basketball Predictions and Picks

Wisconsin vs. Maryland Prediction and Odds (Sell High on Wisconsin)

Reed Wallach
Jan 3, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Fatts Russell (4) controls the ball against Iowa.
Jan 3, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Fatts Russell (4) controls the ball against Iowa. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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The Wisconsin Badgers look to stay hot behind the play of Player-of-the-Year candidate Johnny Davis against the sputtering Maryland Terrapins.

Maryland has dropped two straight to fall to 0-4 in conference play after losing on the road to Iowa and Illinois. However, it now heads home to face a Badgers team that just dismantled the Hawkeyes at home on Thursday.

Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook.

Wisconsin vs. Maryland Odds, Spread and Total

Spread:

  • Wisconsin: -1 (-110)
  • Maryland: +1 (-110)

Moneyline:

  • Wisconsin: -120
  • Maryland: +100

Total: 136.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Wisconsin vs. Maryland Prediction and Pick

This is a great sell high spot on the Badgers, who have won two straight in the past week at Purdue and home against Iowa. While Davis has been a revelation for Wisconsin, the underlying metrics for this offense screams negative regression.

As a team, Wisconsin shoots below 30% from the field and struggle inside, getting blocked on more than 10% of its field goal attempts. Davis has covered a ton of flaws for this roster.

While Maryland won't turn the opponent over (outside the top 300 in opponent turnover rate), it has the on-ball chops to stay in front of Davis and force other Badgers' to score. Maryland is holding opponents to a 47% effective field goal percentage (top 100 nationally).

The Terps have a strong interior defense as well, limiting opponents to 45% on two-point tries specifically, and are in line to grab a win in front of the home town crowd.

The line says it all. This game is closer to a coin flip even though the recent results say to take Wisconsin. I like the Terps to get on the board in conference play.

PICK: Maryland ML +100

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