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How and what to watch for No. 7 Ohio State vs. Maryland

Ohio State continues to roll and will take on Maryland, which is in need of a big win.

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Ohio State Buckeyes guard CJ Walker reacts with forward Kyle Young after the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes are playing at a high level right now, and will take on a Maryland Terrapins team desperate to go on a big run.

Ohio State (15-4, 9-4 Big Ten) has won each of their last four games, including seven of their last eight matchups. The Buckeyes are coming off a big road win over then-No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes 89-85 on Thursday night. Ohio State had three players lead the team with 16 points with E.J. Liddell, Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. Justice Sueing went for 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, so it was a balanced effort for the Buckeyes. Ohio State ranks as the No. 4 offense in adjusted efficiency.

Maryland (10-9, 4-8 Big Ten) is coming off a loss and lost two of their last three games. In the Terrapins last time out, they fell to the Penn State Nittany Lions 55-50 on the road Friday night. Eric Ayala was the lone Maryland player to score in double digits with 23 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the floor. He is leading the team with 14.4 points per game. The Terrapins come in as the No. 44 team in the latest KenPom ratings.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Ohio State vs. Maryland on Monday, February 8th at 9:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Ohio State -4
Point Total: 138.5
Money line: Ohio State -186, Maryland +155

Betting Splits

Ohio State: 91% of action, 89% of bets
Maryland: 9% of action, 11% of bets

  • Ohio State is 7-1 straight up and 6-2 in their last eight games, and the over hit six times in that span.
  • Maryland is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and the under cashed in five of their last six.
  • Maryland is 7-2 straight up and against the spread in the last nine meetings between these two teams.

The Best Bet

Maryland hasn’t been playing all that well recently, but the games have been played at their pace, which is why we’re going to go with the under as the best bet. In Maryland’s last four outings the total has yet to exceed 121 points, and it’s because the Terrapins rank No. 328 in possessions per game. Maryland hasn’t reached 70 points against Division 1 opponents since the calendar turned to 2021, and that should remain the same on Monday night.

Pick: Under 138.5

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