Maryland vs Indiana Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Surging Hoosiers Extending Winning Ways)

Maryland vs Indiana Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Surging Hoosiers Extending Winning Ways)


Maryland vs Indiana Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Maryland (14-7, 5-5 Big Ten) vs. No. 21 Indiana (15-6, 6-4 Big Ten)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Xfinity Center -- College Park, Maryland

The Maryland Terrapins look to take down the surging No. 21 Indiana Hoosiers when the two Big Ten rivals collide at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Indiana rides into tonight's game on a five-game winning streak, most recently picking up an 86-70 victory against Ohio State over the weekend. Maryland has been playing well lately as well, improving to 3-1 over the last four games with Saturday's 82-63 win over Nebraska.

Can Indiana extend its winning ways to six games? Or will Indiana stop the Hoosiers in their tracks?

Maryland vs Indiana Odds & Spread

Maryland enters this contest as the slim home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 139.5 points with the under being favored at -114 odds.

Maryland vs Indiana Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Maryland is 13-8-0 this season.
  • As 2.5-point favorites or more, the Terrapins are 7-3 against the spread.
  • Maryland has seen seven of its 21 games go over the point total.
  • Indiana is 11-10-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Hoosiers have one win ATS (1-2) as a 2.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Indiana has played 21 games this year, and 13 of them have hit the over.
Maryland Rank Maryland AVG Indiana AVG Indiana Rank
192nd 71.0 Points Scored 78.6 37th
40th 63.7 Points Allowed 67.4 123rd
149th 32.6 Rebounds 34.8 49th
115th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 8.3 219th
272nd 6.6 3pt Made 6.7 263rd
326th 11.0 Assists 16.4 20th
62nd 11.0 Turnovers 11.8 139th

Maryland vs Indiana Prediction & Pick

There are a few reasons why I like Indiana more than Maryland tonight. First of all, the Hoosiers score an average of 78.7 points (T-No. 26) on 50.3% shooting (No. 4), whereas the Terrapins score 71.0 PPG (No. 163) while hitting 44.9% of field-goal attempts (No. 125).

Even though Maryland's defense has been better for the majority of the year, allowing just (63.7 PPG, T-No. 30), Indiana's defense hasn't been too shabby lately. The Hoosiers are allowing just 61.2 PPG over their five-game run, which includes solid performances against programs like Michigan State and Indiana.

There's also the fact that Indiana has covered the spread in five of its last seven games against Maryland. With how well the Hoosiers have been playing, I like their chances of pulling off a road upset.

Final Score Prediction: Indiana: 71 | Maryland: 66

Maryland vs Indiana Best Bet

With this being a game that could go either way, I have my eyes on the total for the best bet — specifically, the under. Games featuring Maryland tend to be lower-scoring, resulting in the under being hit in 11 of the Terrapins' last 15 games. On top of that, the under is 5-0 in their last five games on a Tuesday.

The under is also 6-3 in the last nine Maryland-Indiana clashes, producing an average total of 138.6 points. Since each of the last three matchups between these Big Ten foes has also fallen below 139.5 points, I'm even more certain that the under is the way to go.

Bet: Under 139.5 Points (-114)

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