Ohio State at Maryland odds, picks and best bets

Previewing Tuesday’s Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins sports betting odds and lines, with college basketball betting picks and tips.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and Maryland Terrapins (12-2, 2-1 Big Ten) tangle at Xfinity Center in College Park, Md., at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday. We analyze the Ohio State-Maryland odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.

The Buckeyes are ranked 12th in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll, while the Terps are No. 14.

Ohio State at Maryland: Three things you need to know

1. The Buckeyes enter on a two-game skid, including a 61-57 loss against Wisconsin in Columbus as 7.5-point favorites, and a neutral-site loss to West Virginia Dec. 29 in Cleveland. In fact, Ohio State, which was flirting with a potential No. 1 ranking in mid-December, is 2-3 SU/ATS across the past five.

2. The Terrapins dropped back-to-back games at Penn State and at Seton Hall in mid-December before rebounding with wins in consecutive games against Bryant (Dec. 29) and Indiana (Jan. 4).

3. The favorite has cashed in seven of the past nine meetings in this series.

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Ohio State at Maryland: Odds, betting lines and picks

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 9 a.m. ET.


Maryland 72, Ohio State 67

Moneyline (ML)

AVOID. Ohio State is +110 where every $1 wagered will profit $1.10 if it wins. Maryland is -134 where every $1.34 wagered will profit $1 if the home team prevails. I’m going to PASS and focus on the spread (below).

Against the Spread (ATS)

MARYLAND (-2.5, +100) looks to add to the woes of Ohio State (+2.5, -121), and the Terrapins have the firepower to make that happen. PF Jalen Smith has posted eight double-doubles this season, second in the Big Ten and sixth in the nation. He’ll do battle with Buckeyes PF Kaleb Wesson in a marquee battle of bigs.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 134.5 (-110) is worth a look. The Over has cashed in four of Ohio State’s past five against winning teams, and four of the past five for Maryland against winning teams, too.

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