The Saint Peter’s Peacocks (6-5) and the No. 23 Maryland Terrapins (8-3) meet Thursday at Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the St. Peter’s vs. Maryland odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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The Peacocks have posted back-to-back victories against Hartford (58-57, Dec. 13) and Quinnipiac (63-56, Sunday) to get back over .500. The outright win 4.5-point underdogs against Quinnipiac snapped an 0-4 ATS skid, too. The Under is 4-0 in the past 4 for Saint Peter’s, and 6-1 in its last 7 outings.
The Terrapins were drilled 87-60 by UCLA last time out on Dec. 14, their 3rd consecutive loss after opening 8-0 straight up and 7-1 ATS. The Under has cashed in 4 of the past 5 games overall for Maryland.
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Saint Peter’s at Maryland odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:30 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Off the board
- Against the spread (ATS): St. Peter’s +22.5 (-115) | Maryland -22.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 131.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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Saint Peter’s at Maryland picks and predictions
Maryland 76, St. Peter’s 54
There was no money line at the time of publishing, but it wouldn’t be worth pursuing even if one is released before tip-off.
SAINT PETER’S +22.5 (-115) is worth playing lightly in this road game against skidding Maryland.
The Terps have to be super angry after getting their tail kicked by UCLA last time out, but the Peacocks won’t be able to come close to duplicating that.
The concern for Maryland is that fact F Julian Reese (11.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.1 BPG) is a question mark due to a nagging shoulder injury.
UNDER 131.5 (-115) is the lean, but play it very, very lightly.
The trends point to the Under, going 7-0 in the past 7 road games for the Peacocks and 4-0 in the past 4 on the road against teams with a winning home mark.
The Under is 4-1 in the past 5 games overall for the Terps while going 13-6 in the past 19 at home against teams with a losing road record.
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