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Maryland vs Michigan Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 1st Betting Odds

Terrapins vs Wolverines Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Maryland Terrapins at Michigan Wolverines
  • Where: Ann Arbor at Crisler Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 1st
  • Betting Odds: Maryland +1, MARY -110 | MICH -111 O/U 144.5

Terrapins Preview:

The Maryland will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 10-3. So far, the Terrapins have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. For the season, Maryland has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terrapins being +1 point underdogs.

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Maryland’s leading scorer this season is Jahmir Young who is averaging 14.69 points per contest. So far, Young has accounted for 19.63% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.62 rebounds per game and 3.15 assists. Donta Scott is the second leading scorer for the Terrapins, averaging 13.23 points per game. Between him and Scott, they are accounting for 37.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maryland this season, as they are currently ranked 207th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Terrapins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.6%, placing them 339th in the NCAA.

Wolverines Preview:

Michigan will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Maryland in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. Currently, the Wolverines have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Wolverines’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Michigan has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2.

Hunter Dickinson comes into today’s game as the Wolverines’ leading scorer at 17.75 points per contest. Not only has Dickinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Michigan’s top rebounder at 8.17 boards per contest. Behind Dickinson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jett Howard who is second on the team in scoring at 15.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.0% of his shots and is adding 2.42 boards per game.

On offense, Michigan is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 12 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 32.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Maryland Terrapins +1

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Michigan as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Maryland Terrapins to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Michigan at 6.35 made 3’s per game compared to Maryland at 6.91. Look for Maryland to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Wolverines.


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