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Maryland vs Tennessee Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 11th Betting Odds
Terrapins vs Volunteers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Maryland Terrapins at Tennessee Volunteers
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Sunday, December 11th
- Betting Odds: Maryland +6.5, MARY +230 | TENN -295 O/U 132.5
Through 9 games, the Maryland Terrapins have an overall record of 8-1. On the road, the Terrapins will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 3-1. So far, the Terrapins have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Maryland’s leading scorer this season is Jahmir Young who is averaging 15.33 points per contest. So far, Young has accounted for 19.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Donta Scott is the second leading scorer for the Terrapins, averaging 14.67 points per game. Between him and Scott, they are accounting for 38.3% 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.
Tennessee will take their 7 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 8-1. Currently, the Volunteers have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Volunteers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Tennessee has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.
Julian Phillips comes into today’s game as the Volunteers’ leading scorer at 12.22 points per contest. Not only has Phillips been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee’s top rebounder at 5.67 boards per contest. Behind Phillips, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyreke Key who is second on the team in scoring at 11.44 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.8% of his shots and is adding 2.67 boards per game.
On offense, Tennessee comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 490th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Volunteers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.2 points per game. So far, 40.63% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Volunteers -6.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Maryland Terrapins and Tennessee Volunteers is to get money down on the Tennessee to win an cover as -6.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.76 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Tennessee Volunteers at -6.5.