Duke Blue Devils vs. Maryland Terrapins Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/15/14
Maryland Terrapins (14-11) at Duke Blue Devils (19-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terps travel to Duke to play the Blue Devils on Saturday evening.
The Maryland Terps dropped to 14-11, 6-6 ACC after losing at Virginia 61-53 on Monday night. On the season, the Terps are led by Dez Wells, who is averaging a team-high 15 points per game. Seth Allen is averaging a second-best 12.5 points per game along with a team-high 3.3 assists per game. Charles Mitchell is averaging 6.7 points per game and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per contest. The Terps are shooting 44% from the field while averaging 72 points per game as a team this season. Maryland is one of the better rebounding teams in the ACC, averaging just over 37 boards per game. Maryland has lost two out of three, and four out of their last seven overall. The Terps will hit the road where they have lost their last four out of five in conference play.
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The Duke Blue Devils improved to 19-5, 8-3 ACC after beating Boston College on the road 89-68 last weekend. Duke was supposed to play North Carolina on the road Wednesday night but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. On the season, Jabari Parker leads the Blue Devils with 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Rodney Hood is averaging a solid 16.5 points per game, while Quinn Cook is averaging a team-high 5.2 assists per game. Amile Jefferson is averaging 7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game and has really helped Duke improve their rebounding numbers as the year has gone on. The Blue Devils are averaging an impressive 82.2 points per game while shooting 47.5% from the field as a team this season. Duke’s biggest weakness early on was the lack of size in the front court and their inability to rebound the basketball. What was once their weakness has become somewhat of a strength recently as they have outrebounded several of their conference opponents. Duke will be at home where they are undefeated this season.
Maryland has been inconsistent all year and even though they played well against a great Virginia team on Monday, I don’t think they stand a chance on Saturday. Duke will be well rested and they are playing near flawless basketball right now. The Blue Devils win big at home on Saturday.