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Maryland Terrapins @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Current Records: Maryland 14-13, Rutgers 14-12

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After two games on the road, Rutgers is heading back home. They and the Maryland Terrapins will face off in a Big Ten battle at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at Jersey Mike's Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 11 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Rutgers found out the hard way on Thursday. They were completely outmatched by the Boilermakers on the road and fell 96-68. Rutgers was in a tough position after the first half, with the score already sitting at 52-33.

Meanwhile, the Terrapins were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Tuesday as they fell 74-70 to the Badgers. Maryland has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

Even though the team lost, they still had their share of impressive performances. One of the best came from Jahmir Young, who scored 20 points. He is on a roll when it comes to points, as he's now scored 20 or more in the last four games he's played. Julian Reese was another key contributor, scoring 18 points along with seven rebounds and two blocks.

The Scarlet Knights' defeat dropped their record down to 14-12. As for the Terrapins, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 14-13 record this season.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Rutgers have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.8 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Maryland struggles in that department as they've been averaging 36.4 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Going forward, Rutgers is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. For those looking to play the spread, keep Rutgers' opponent in mind: they have a solid 6-3 record against the spread vs the Terrapins over their last nine matchups.


Rutgers is a slight 2-point favorite against Maryland, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Scarlet Knights as a 2.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 129.5 points.

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Series History

Rutgers and Maryland both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Feb 06, 2024 - Rutgers 56 vs. Maryland 53
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Rutgers 64 vs. Maryland 50
  • Jan 25, 2022 - Maryland 68 vs. Rutgers 60
  • Jan 15, 2022 - Rutgers 70 vs. Maryland 59
  • Feb 21, 2021 - Maryland 68 vs. Rutgers 59
  • Dec 14, 2020 - Rutgers 74 vs. Maryland 60
  • Mar 03, 2020 - Rutgers 78 vs. Maryland 67
  • Feb 04, 2020 - Maryland 56 vs. Rutgers 51
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Maryland 77 vs. Rutgers 63
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Maryland 61 vs. Rutgers 51