Indiana vs Maryland Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 Big Ten Tournament (Indiana Squeaks By)

David Kaestle
Indiana vs Maryland betting preview for Big Ten Tournament game.
Indiana vs Maryland betting preview for Big Ten Tournament game. / Associated Press

Indiana vs Maryland Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big Ten Tournament Game
  • No. 19 Indiana (21-10, 12-8 Big Ten) vs. Maryland (21-11, 11-9 Big Ten)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: BTN

Indiana is coming off a huge OT win over Michigan in the last round of the Big Ten Tournament, but the Hoosiers have lost two of their last four matchups. Maryland is coming off a big win over lowly Minnesota in the last round but lost two in a row prior to that to close out the season.

Indiana vs Maryland Odds & Spread

Indiana enters this game as the narrow favorite on the spread and moneyline against Maryland. This contest also has an over/under of 134.5 points at FanDuel Sportsbook, with the over being slightly favored.

Indiana vs Maryland Betting Trends

  • Indiana has covered the spread 15 times in 31 games.
  • The Hoosiers' ATS record as 1.5-point favorites or more is 12-10.
  • There have been 18 Indiana's games (out of 31) that hit the over this season.
  • Maryland's record against the spread is 20-12-0.
  • As 1.5-point underdogs or more, the Terrapins are 4-6 against the spread.
  • This season, 11 of Maryland's 32 games have hit the over.
Indiana Rank Indiana AVG Maryland AVG Maryland Rank
95th 75.3 Points Scored 70.7 199th
129th 68.5 Points Allowed 62.9 26th
98th 33.1 Rebounds 31.5 193rd
254th 7.7 Off. Rebounds 8.7 166th
324th 5.8 3pt Made 6.8 243rd
45th 15.2 Assists 11.5 307th
142nd 11.5 Turnovers 10.1 29th

Indiana vs Maryland Prediction & Pick

This one is pretty close to a pick 'em game with Indiana as a 1.5-point favorite. I expect this to be a battle, but ultimately Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis helps the Hoosiers pull out the win.

Jackson-Davis has been on fire of late, scoring 26 and 27 points in his last two games, respectively. He leads the Hoosiers in points, rebounds and assists per game, so Indiana is counting on a big performance from him. He only had 18 points against Maryland the last time out, but I expect him to flip the script here and get somewhat of a revenge game going.

Prediction: Indiana 75 | Maryland 71

Indiana vs Maryland Best Bet

The spread for this game is only 1.5 points, so the halftime spread is just the moneyline. Indiana averages about 4 points more in the first half than Maryland does and only about 4.5 points more overall, so clearly Indiana's advantage comes in the first half based on season averages. Take the Hoosiers to win the first half and go into the break with a lead.

Bet: Indiana First Half Moneyline (-128)

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