Edwards likes Nebraska-Maryland ‘under’ 134.5 points

Maryland is hosting the same opponent on consecutive nights for the first time since 1927.

Other than at Thanksgiving or Christmas Tournaments, college basketball teams don’t ever play on back-to-back nights.

However, due to multiple postponements of Nebraska games when it was on a COVID hiatus, the Cornhuskers and Terrapins will tangle in College Park again tonight. Maryland captured a 64-50 win on Tuesday, with the 114 combined points easily dropping ‘under’ the 136-point total.

This is the first time the Terrapins have hosted the same opponent on back-to-back nights since 1927.

The ‘under’ has cashed in six straight Nebraska games to improve to 12-5 overall. In short, the Cornhuskers can’t shoot. I mean…they can’t throw it in the ocean.

I just watched them go nearly 10 minutes without a bucket to nearly blow their first Big Ten win of the year at Penn St. this past Sunday afternoon.

Nebraska is ranked No. 332 nationally out of 347 Division-1 teams in free-throw percentage, making only 62.8 percent of their attempts from the charity stripe. The Cornhuskers are ranked No. 314 in field-goal percentage (40.6%) and No. 287 in 3-point accuracy (31.2%).

Fred Hoiberg’s team isn’t just playing in a back-to-back spot, but this is Nebraska’s seventh game in 12 days. 

The ‘under’ is on a 6-1 run for Maryland with those six combined scores coming out at 114, 131, 105, 121, 116 and 112 points. I think a lot of perimeter jumpers come up short for both teams tonight.

Let’s go with ‘under’ 134.5 points for this 7:00 p.m. Eastern tip on the Big Ten Network.  

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