Maryland vs. South Dakota State - 3/18/16 College Basketball NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (26-7) vs. Maryland Terrapins (25-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm (Spokane Memorial Arena)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits face off on Friday in a West Region NCAA Tournament college basketball match up.
The Maryland Terrapins are 25-8 this season and that is good enough for a five seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. Maryland is averaging 75.5 points per game and they are shooting 48.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Melo Trimble leads the Terps averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 assists per game. Diamond Stone is averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, Robert Carter is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Jake Layman is averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. Maryland is 5-1 in neutral site games and 12-1 in games outside of the Big Ten.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 26-7 this season and they won the Summit League Tournament to get into the NCAA Tournament as a 12 seed in the West. South Dakota State is averaging 75.8 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Mike Daum leads SDSU averaging 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. George Marshall is averaging 14.9 points, Deondre Parks is averaging 14.7 points, and Reed Tellinghulsen is averaging 9.1 points. South Dakota State is 5-0 in neutral site games and 11-4 in games outside of the Summit League.
Maryland is 19-7 in their last 26 neutral site games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games. South Dakota State is 2-5 against the spread following a win and 0-5 against the spread in Friday games.
This is a ton of points for what should be a typical 5 vs. 12 game and I will gladly take the points with South Dakota State.