Maryland vs. Wisconsin,
02/01/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 61 - 69
Total: -114/+134 Under
*4 Star Play Under* The Wisconsin Badgers are as good as anyone in the country at controlling the pace of the game. Wisconsin is going to force you to play a game at their tempo. They aren't getting out in the open floor. They want a halfcourt game where they often excel.
Wisconsin is 342nd out of 353 teams in the country in length of time used per possession. The Badgers are using up 19.8 seconds of the 30 second shot clock on average in Big Ten play. Wisconsin has seen 7 of their last 8 games stay under this total. In fact, 6 of those 8 games finished at 124 points or lower.
Maryland has slowed down significantly of late as far as tempo. The first game between these two was only 61 possessions. The Terrapins are 4th in the Big Ten in defensive efficiency. Wisconsin is second (they are 5th in the nation).
Maryland and Wisconsin have met seven times since Maryland joined the Big Ten and all 7 games have finished with a final total of 131 points or less. I don't see any reason to expect this one to be different.
Take the under.