Tuesday College Basketball Betting Previews: Mississippi State-Alabama, Northwestern-Maryland


Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jalen Smith (25), Bruno Fernando (23)

Jan 29, 2019, 06:14 PM EST

College basketball heats back up on Tuesday, with 12 ranked teams in action. Among them are No. 21 Maryland, which returns to College Park to face Northwestern, and No. 22 Mississippi State at Alabama.

Which sides present the most value? Let’s break them down.

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Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats at Maryland Terrapins

  • Spread: Maryland -7.5
  • Over/Under: 148.5
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1

The Terrapins (11-9-1 against the spread) have failed to cover in consecutive games while the Wildcats (11-9 ATS) have failed to cover in five of their past seven affairs.

Despite Northwestern’s slight size advantage, its opponents have generated the 10th-highest scoring rate (57.1%) inside the arc. Maryland has totaled the highest percentage of its offense (50.0%) from that area, so its frontcourt duo of Bruno Fernando (14.6 points per game) and Jalen Smith (11.8 ppg) should receive plenty of low-post looks early against the Wildcats’ small-ball lineup.

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