Maryland sports betting enthusiasts are in for a real treat this week as the Old Line State’s top three teams are all in action.
The Wizards enter this week riding a two-game winning streak–leading scorer Bradley Beal has returned from injury, and not too soon as the Wizards are the 12th seed in the East.
Washington hits the road for a four-game Western Conference swing–let’s see what the Wizards have in store for the week of January 23-30.
Tuesday, January 24th, at the Dallas Mavericks
The Wizards have a good chance to start their road trip with a victory against a struggling Dallas side with a 3-7 record over their last five games.
Wizards forward Kristaps Porzingis left the previous game with an ankle sprain and is questionable, but Dallas is missing Christian Wood, and that’s likely a bigger loss for Dallas. Washington has the better defense, and we should expect a low-scoring affair in Dallas Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 25th, at the Houston Rockets
Second night of back-to-back games, and it’s a pity the Wizards will likely rest Beal because the Houston Rockets are mired in a 13-game losing streak.
Washington is 1-4 SU over their past five with Houston–a good strategy is to play the Under whenever two of the lowest-scoring teams meet with their best offensive players likely sitting or out. Check the lineups to see who is playing, and look for a low-scoring game Washington could win.
Saturday, January 28th, at New Orleans Pelicans
Washington heads to New Orleans and a matchup with Western Conference 4th seed New Orleans.
The Pelicans are missing Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, and the Pelicans begin the week hoping to end a four-game losing streak. Washington should have Beal and Porzingis in the lineup. This will likely be a low-scoring affair, and the Under is a good bet.
The Capitals are the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference, and they’re 4-5-1 over their past 10 contests.
Leading score Alex Ovechkin missed Saturday’s away loss to Las Vegas–Washington has scored 13 goals over their past five, and goaltender Darcy Kuemper has surrendered at least three goals in four of his last five starts. For the best promos and odds on the Capitals, look at our complete list of Maryland betting apps.
The Capitals have three games this week, including;
Tuesday, January 24, at the Colorado Avalanche
Game 3 of a three-game road trip ends Tuesday night against the red-hot Colorado Avalanche. The Avs begin their week riding a five-game winning streak.
Colorado has potted 23 goals over their past five, and goaltender Alexander Georgiev has allowed two goals over his last two starts. Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon has 10 points over his previous five and Colorado will be too much for Washington.
Thursday, January 26, vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington welcomes 8th seed Pittsburgh to the Capital One Arena for an important Metropolitan Division matchup. The Caps are 7-3-1 vs. their Metro division rivals, and Pittsburgh is on the back end of successive games.
Pittsburgh continues to be without high-scoring defenseman Kris Letang–the Pens are a .500 away team, but Washington should have Ovechkin back and avenge a 4-1 November loss to Pittsburgh.
Sunday, January 29, at Toronto Maple Leafs,
Washington hits the road again for a three-game road trip beginning with Toronto. The Maple Leafs are the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference and began the week with a 5-3-2 record over their past 10.
The Maple Leafs have several injuries to their blue line but are 17-3-3-1 at Scotiabank Arena, are 4-1 over their last five vs. Washington, and the Caps may start their road trip with a loss.
Maryland Terrapins is 12-7 entering this week and 11th in the Big Ten standings and has lost three of its last five.
The Terrapins have a legitimate chance of playing in the NCAA Tournament, and they have a pair of home games this week that could determine their March Madness fate.
Wednesday, January 25, vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Maryland is 9-0 at XFINITY Center, and they entertain 4th-place Wisconsin. Senior reserve forward Patrick Emilien is listed as out, and while they will miss his three caroms per night, the Terrapins have a good chance of winning this game by at least five points.
Neither team shoots the ball well from anywhere, but they both excel on the defensive end, and we’re expecting this game to end Under 125 points.
Saturday January 28, vs. Nebraska
The Terrapins welcome 13th-place Nebraska for a Big Ten matchup. The Cornhuskers are 10-10 on the year, 3-6 in the conference standings, and 1-4 SU over their last five away games.
Maryland should cover a seven-point or lower spread in a game featuring a lousy Nebraska offense. Nebraska is a good defensive side, and the Under is 4-1 over the Terrapins’ previous five contests.