Maryland vs. Arizona State - 11/24/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0) at Maryland Terrapins (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Sprint Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -4.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and the Arizona State Sun Devils face off on Monday in Kansas City in college basketball tournament action.
The Maryland Terrapins are off to a 3-0 start as they start their first season as a member of the Big Ten.
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The Maryland Terrapins are off to a 3-0 but it has come against soft competition. Maryland is averaging 80.3 points per game and they are shooting 51.9 percent from the floor including 41.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively their opponents average 51.7 points and shoot 30.9 percent. Dez Wells leads Maryland averaging 17.7 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 14 points and 5.7 rebounds, Melo Trimble is averaging 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, and Richard Pack is averaging 8.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. Mark Turgeon’s team opens their Big Ten schedule on December 30th.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are off to a 3-0 start as they try and erase last season where they lost their last four games. Arizona State is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 49.6 percnet including 41.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 44.3 points and their opponents are shooting 30.5 percent. Shaquielle McKissic is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, Jonathan Gilling is averaging 9.7 points, and Eric Jacobsen is averaging 9.3 points and 9.0 rebounds. Arizona State tries to get it done with defense but eventually they are going to have to score points.
Maryland is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 neutral site games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games. Arizona State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, 5-14 against the spread in their last 19 neutral site games, and 1-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is set at 126.5 and for this one I am looking for it to stay under that number.