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Michigan vs Maryland Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

Wolverines vs Terrapins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Michigan Wolverines at Maryland Terrapins
  • Where: College Park at XFINITY Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: Michigan +2, MICH +111 | MARY -136 O/U 141.5

Wolverines Preview:

Through 17 games, the Michigan Wolverines have an overall record of 10-7. So far, the Wolverines have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. For the season, Michigan has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 0-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolverines being +2 point underdogs.

Hunter Dickinson comes into today’s game as the Wolverines’ leading scorer at 17.76 points per contest. Not only has Dickinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Michigan’s top rebounder at 8.88 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 15.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.1% of his shots and is adding 2.88 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 17 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.

Terrapins Preview:

Through 17 games, the Maryland Terrapins have an overall record of 11-6. Currently, the Terrapins have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 8-1. The Terrapins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Maryland has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1.

Maryland’s leading scorer this season is Jahmir Young, who is averaging 15.24 points per contest. So far, Young has accounted for 21.3% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.94 rebounds per game and 2.82 assists. Donta Scott is the second leading scorer for the Terrapins, averaging 12.35 points per game. Between him and Scott, they are accounting for 38.6% 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 they 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Maryland Terrapins -2

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Maryland Terrapins to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2 point betting favorites. Although Maryland as a team is just 272nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Wolverines’ defense. At -2 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Terrapins to come out on top and cover.

 


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