Hawaii vs. Maryland - 3/20/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hawaii Warriors (28-5) at Maryland Terrapins (26-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Spokane Arena)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -6.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Maryland Terrapins meet Sunday in the NCAA Tournament at the Spokane Arena.
The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look for another win after beating Cal on Friday. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 77.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Stefan Jankovic is averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Aaron Valdes is averaging 14.4 points and 2.4 assists. Roderick Bobbitt is the third double-digit scorer and Quincy Smith is dishing 2.5 assists. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rainbow Warriors are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are 4-0 on neutral courts this season.
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The Maryland Terrapins look for another win after beating South Dakota State on Friday. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 75.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.5 points and five assists while Diamond Stone is averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Robert Carter is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.6 assists. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Terrapins are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins are 6-1 on neutral courts this season.
The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games.
I'm not a fan of thise matchup or the line. However, I haven't been the biggest beleiver in the Terps this season, as they stall once you slow down Trimble on the offensive end. Meanwhile, Hawaii is a confident bunch that plays hard on both ends of the floor and is a team we've made a lot of money on this season.
If forced to pick, I'd side with the points. Don't sleep on this Hawaii team.