Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:55 AM

Sunday's Big 10 Tip Sheet

The Big Ten takes center stage this Sunday for betting college basketball with a trio of intriguing matchups.

The early start Sunday afternoon features the No. 17 Maryland Terrapins on the road against Indiana Hoosiers. Later in the afternoon, the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans will travel to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The betting action wraps up early Sunday night with the Ohio State Buckeyes facing the Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Illinois.

No. 17 Maryland Terrapins at Indiana Hoosiers
(CBS, 1 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Indiana -1, Total 132
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Betting Matchup

Monday’s 77-66 road victory against Northwestern as a 7 ½-point favorite lifted Maryland to 5-3 straight-up and against the spread in Big Ten play. It has now covered in five of its last six games with the total staying UNDER in five of those contests. The Terrapins are 15-4 SU overall and 10-9 ATS. Jalen Smith ended Monday’s game with a career-high 25 points. Senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game. He added 12 points to the winning cause.

Indiana is riding high at 15-4 SU and 5-3 in conference play with Thursday’s 67-63 victory over Michigan State as a four-point home underdog. The Hoosiers have won four of their last five games after losing to Maryland 75-59 on Jan. 4 as 6 ½-point underdogs on the road. They are 3-1 ATS in their last four outings and the total has stayed UNDER in seven of the last eight games. Joey Brunk scored 14 points on Thursday. Freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (14.1 PPG) added 12 points as Indiana’s leading scorer this year.

Betting Trends

-- The Terrapins are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games played in January but they fall to just 1-5 SU in their last six road games.

-- The Hoosiers have won 12 of their last 13 home games SU but their ATS record in their last five Sunday games is 1-4.

-- Including the earlier win this season, Maryland has won three of the last four meetings SU with the series tied 2-2 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the last seven games between the two teams.

No. 11 Michigan State Spartans at Minnesota Golden Gophers
(FOX, 3 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Michigan State -3.5, Total 140.5
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Betting Matchup

The loss to Indiana dropped the Spartans into a tie for first place in the conference standings with Illinois at 6-2. They are 14-5 SU overall. Michigan State is still a profitable 6-2 ATS in its last eight games with the total staying UNDER in the last four games. One of those wins (SU and ATS) was against Minnesota on Jan.9 in a comfortable 74-58 victory as a 12-point home favorite. The total stayed UNDER 145 points. Senior guard Cassius Winston (18.0 PPG) scored 17 points against Indiana after combining for just 16 points in his previous two starts.

Thursday’s 62-59 road upset over Ohio State as 8 ½-point underdogs raised the Golden Gophers to 5-4 (SU and ATS) in conference play. They are 11-8 SU overall with a 12-6-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games. Minnesota is averaging 72.2 PPG led by sophomore center Daniel Otura’s 19.7-point scoring average. He was held to 11 points on Thursday night after exceeding that average in three of his previous four starts. Otura had 22 points with 11 rebounds in the first game against the Spartans.

Betting Trends

-- The Spartans have failed to cover ATS in their last five road games and the total has stayed UNDER in 11 of their last 12 January games. -- The Golden Gophers have won their last six home games SU and they are 8-2 ATS in 10 games at home this season. The total has stayed UNDER in 11 of 19 games on the year. -- Michigan State extended its winning streak against Minnesota to four games (SU and ATS) with the 16-point victory earlier this month. The total has stayed UNDER in the last six matchups. The Spartans are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Northwestern Wildcats
(Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Ohio State -6, Total 132.5
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Betting Matchup

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Buckeyes with Thursday’s loss. They have lost six of their last seven games SU while going a costly 0-7 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of those contests. Ohio State falls to 12-7 SU and 2-6 in Big Ten play. Offensively, the team has scored fewer than 60 points in five of those last seven games as opposed to its 73.2-point scoring average on the year. Junior guard Kaleb Wesson (14.0 PPG) had just two points in 32 minutes in the latest loss.

The Wildcats’ (6-12 SU, 7-10-1 ATS) lone victory in conference play against seven losses was a 62-57 home win against Nebraska on Jan. 11. They failed to cover as 5 ½-point favorites as part of a 4-4 ATS record in the Big Ten. The total has gone OVER in three of Northwestern’s last five games. In Monday’s 11-point loss to Maryland, freshman forward Miller Kopp scored 16 points with four rebounds. He leads the team in scoring with 13.3 PPG.

Betting Trends

-- The Buckeyes are 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games and the total has stayed UNDER in nine of their last 12 January games.

-- The Wildcats have failed to cover in seven of their last eight home games. The total has stayed UNDER in 14 of the last 20 games played in the month of January.

-- Ohio State has the SU 8-2 edge in the last 10 meetings but this series is tied 5-5 ATS. The Buckeyes have covered in four of their last six games against Northwestern with the total staying UNDER in the last three matchups.

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