Ohio State vs Maryland Odds, Lines and Spread (Feb. 27)

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No. 22 Ohio State (18-7, 11-5 Big Ten) is a 4.5-point road favorite against Maryland in a Big Ten game at 4pm ET on CBS. The Buckeyes won the first meeting handily 82-67 in Columbus three weeks ago.

Maryland (13-15, 5-12 Big Ten) has victories over two Big Ten first division teams, Illinois and Rutgers, those coming four days apart in late January. The Terrapins have lost six of eight games since.

Ohio State vs Maryland Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Ohio State Buckeyes -185 -4.5 (-110) Over 142.5 (-110)
Maryland Terrapins +150 +4.5 (-110) Under 142.5 (-110)

Odds from BetMGM on Feb. 26

No. 22 Ohio State is a 4.5-point road favorite over Maryland with the total set at 142.5, 4.5 points higher than it was in the first meeting. Ohio State is -185 on the moneyline, meaning the Buckeyes have a 64.9% implied win probability.

Maryland is +150 on the moneyline, which gives the Terrapins a 40% implied win probability

Ohio State Recent Results

After a home loss to Iowa on Feb. 19, the Buckeyes recovered with victories over Indiana and Illinois last week, with EJ Liddell and Malaki Branham leading the way.

Branham had 27 points in an 80-69 overtime victory over Indiana, and Liddell added 16. Branham fed Liddell for the game-tying dunk with six seconds remaining in regulation, and Branham’s jumper made it 74-69 with 1:07 left in overtime.

Against Illinois, Branham had 31 points and Liddell, questionable before the game because of the flu, had 21 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots. Forward Kyle Young, who has become a third scoring option, had 18 points and seven rebounds.

The wins pulled the Buckeyes within one game in the loss column of the Big Ten lead and gave them a leg up on taking one of the top four seeds in the Big Ten tournament. The top four seeds get a double-bye.

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Buckeyes Led by Malaki Branham

Since a  breakout 35-point game against Nebraska on Jan. 2, Ohio State 6-foot-5 freshman guard Malaki Banham has become a quality go-to option on offense alongside forward Eric Liddell.

Branham had 31 points in the 86-83 victory at Illinois on Thursday and has scored at least 22 points in the last three games while showing a strong shooting touch. He is averaging 16.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in his last 15 games while shooting 53.9% from the floor.

Branham is 28_of-40 (70%) from the field and 21-of-23 (91.3%) from the foul line in the last three games. He did not commit a turnover against Illinois and has 12 turnovers in the last 12 games.

Maryland Betting Outlook

Maryland’s two-game winning streak was broken in a 74-64 loss at Indiana on Feb. 24, three days after Ohio State beat the Hoosiers, but the Terrapins’ return home should have the crowd pumped.

Maryland will today honor the 2002 NCAA championship team, which beat Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut, Kansas and Indiana en route to the title.

These Terps have been through two coaches and have beaten only two teams in the Big Ten first division. Their three league wins are against Penn State., Nebraska and Northwestern.

Graduate transfer Fatts Russell had 23 points against Indiana and is two points short of 2,000, although 1,594 of them came in four seasons at Rhode Island. Russell (14.4 points) is averaging 21.6 points 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals in his last five games.

Ohio State vs Maryland Head-to-Head Results

This has been a series of spurts. Ohio State has won and covered the last three games, beating the 9.5-point number 82-67 in the first meeting this season.

Maryland won and covered the previous three, and seven of the previous eight, and the Terps are 4-1 straight up and ATS in the last in College Park. The over is 6-2-1 in the last nine.

Betting Trends

Ohio State is 4-1 straight up and ATS in the last five. The Buckeyes covered as a seven-point favorite in the 80-69 overtime victory over Indiana last Monday when they outscored the Hoosiers 17-6 in overtime.

The Buckeyes are 10-6 ATS in the Big Ten. They are 5-5 ATS on the road, 2-3 as a road favorite. Maryland is 8-7 as an underdog, 2-2 as a home underdog. The Terps are 2-6 straight up home in the Big Ten, 3-5 ATS.

Ohio State pushed a 13-point halftime lead to as many as 22 early in the second half while cruising to an 82-67 victory in the first meeting in Columbus on Feb. 4. Liddell had 24 points and 11 rebounds,

Ohio State’s Final Four

The Buckeyes begin a stretch of four games in eight days at Maryland, a schedule back-loaded because separate issues that forced postponement of two home games, the Nebraska game Jan. 22 (Covid-19) and the Iowa game Feb. 3 (travel problems). The Iowa game that was made up Feb. 19.

Ohio State will play its final three games at home — against Nebraska on Monday before hosting Michigan on Thursday game Michigan State on Sunday. That concludes a longer stretch  of seven games in 16 days.

The Buckeyes will have a small break on the backside before the Big Ten tournament that begins March 9 in Indianapolis if they claim one of the top four seeds. Those teams do not play until March 11.

Ohio State vs Maryland Prediction

Ohio State walks into a tough situation in College Park. The Buckeyes are playing their fourth game in nine games and are starting a stretch of four games in the next eight days.

After two big wins, there is a natural tendency to let down against a second-division team. The Terps will have a motivated fan base, and they are not without talent. Take the Terps.

The pick: Maryland +4.5 (-110)

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Author: Stacy Hoffman