Maryland vs. Michigan - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Michigan Wolverines (19-11) at Maryland Terrapins (23-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -4 -- Over/Under: 139
The Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins meet Sunday in college basketball action at the XFINITY Center.
The Michigan Wolverines look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 75.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Livers is averaging 13.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Zavier Simpson is averaging 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Jon Teske is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Brooks is dishing two assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won four of their last five road games.
The Maryland Terrapins need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 71.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 16.2 points and 4.6 assists while Jalen Smith is averaging 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Ayala is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have won five of their last six home games.
The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Michigan Wolverines have played the better basketball over the last week and are always a live dog now that they're healthy and have some consistency going. The problem is the Maryland Terrapins have been one of the better home teams in the Big Ten this season, winning by an average of 12.4 points while allowing 37.3 percent shooting from the field and 29.3 percent shooting from deep. Throw in senior night, and the Terps should have some energy in the building to get a much needed victory heading into the conference tournament. I'll lay the reasonable chalk.