NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds: Ohio State vs. Maryland Predictions

Brandon Hurley is back with his pick of the day for Monday's college basketball matchup between OSU and Maryland
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Mon, February 8, 11:37 AM EST

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Monday night’s college basketball slate is packed with some good matchups across the country. CBB expert Brandon Hurley is back with his pick of the night, coming our way from a Big 10 Showdown between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Maryland Terrapins. Can OSU keep up there hot play or will Maryland be able to cover the 3.5? Brandon breaks down the matchup and gives us his pick for Monday.

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Ohio State vs. Maryland

The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to College Park, Maryland, trying to extend their hot streak against the Terps in a Big 10 battle on Monday night. The Buckeyes have won four straight, two of which came against top-10 teams.

OSU has been playing very good basketball as of late, coming off a nice 89-85 road win at Iowa last Thursday. They were led by a balanced attack of E.J. Liddle, Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr., who each scored 16 points.

Meanwhile, Maryland is coming off a brutal 55-50 road loss to Penn State, where they shot just 35.4% from the field, including a 3-for-17 mark from beyond the arc.

Conventional logic would say to ride the hot hand in this one. Still, I think this is a big letdown spot for the Buckeyes. I expect Maryland to come out hungry tonight and really cause some problems for the Buckeyes. Coach Turg will have a game plan for the Buckeyes, so I’m taking the points in this conference battle.

THE PICK: MARYLAND +3.5 @ -115

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Maryland +3.5 @ -115 (Click to bet)

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