1. Michigan State wins, scores more than 75
Would you believe it if I told you that no Big Ten team has scored more than 75 points in a game against Maryland this season? It's actually impressive just how good the Terrapins' defense has been given the quality of opponents they've faced, but only one team reached 75 and it took overtime and they couldn't surpass that mark.
Michigan State will surpass 75 on Saturday night.
With Jaden Akins staying hot, Malik Hall having his typical solid home performance, and the duo of Tyson Walker and AJ Hoggard really feeding off each other, I can see the offense finally figuring it out for an entire 40 minutes and not just 20 like the first matchup. Michigan State scored 44 in the first half of the first matchup and just 17 in the final 20 minutes. This time, it'll be a complete performance.
While the half-court offense may struggle at times, I think we're going to see a lot of fast-break scoring for the Spartans. We'll see this team get out and run after forcing turnovers consistently.
Michigan State secures another big win over Maryland and improves to 14-8 on the season and 6-5 in Big Ten play with a 77-68 win.