Maryland vs Wisconsin Prediction: Trust the Home Team

Looking at Maryland vs Wisconsin, Matt McCuen is all over the home team in this matchup.
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Sun, January 9, 2:23 PM EST | 3 min read
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Maryland vs Wisconsin Prediction: Trust the Home Team

We have a small slate to dive into on this Sunday in college basketball. We have had a great week on these plays, and I found one play I love for us today. We will look at a matchup that concerns a pair of Big Ten teams in the Wisconsin Badgers and the Maryland Terrapins.

These two teams have had opposite starts to their seasons. The Terps came into the year as a heavy dog to win the Big Ten, but they were thought to have a lot of upside on this roster. The Terps were active in the transfer portal, and they landed one of the best guards in the portal in Fatts Russel. The season has not gone the way they hoped for, including an early-season departure by long-time head coach Mark Turgeon. The Terps enter play with an overall record of 8-6 but a poor 0-3 in Conference play.

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They have lost the last two games as well, looking to flip their season with a win tonight. This is a massive game for the Terps as if they fall to 0-4 in conference play, it will be a tough climb the rest of the way. The Badgers come into play supporting an overall record of 12-2. This has been a great start to the season for the Badgers, who were not expected to make a lot of noise this season. They are led by a duo of star guards, one in veteran Brad Davidson and one in Johnny Davis. Davis has been the best player in the big ten this season, averaging 22.6 points per game while also playing stellar defense. The Terps will have to hold down Davis tonight if they want to pull off the big win. Wisconsin has been one of the more difficult teams to knock off this season and will look to continue their success tonight.

In this game tonight, the pick I am going with will be to back the home team in the Maryland Terps. Let's just start with this line this is currently at a pick-em, and the Wisconsin Badgers have been the much better team on both sides of the ball this season. I love betting on a desperate home team in conference play, which is the case tonight. I think the environment will be electronic, and the Terps being the home team here will be a massive boost.

This is a game that if Maryland can not win their season is in serious danger. I think as far as matchups go here, Maryland actually matches up pretty well with the Badgers. The key in this game will be the pace of the game. Maryland needs to control the pace and play their style, forcing Wisconsin to play an uncomfortable style of play. Maryland has been a good scoring offense putting up north of seventy points per game. I am going to ride the home team here tonight, who I believe will pull off the upset.

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Matt McCuen
@DeadPresPicks

Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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