Maryland vs Mount St. Mary's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 11/29/20

Maryland vs Mount St. Mary's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 11/29/20 Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (1-1) at Maryland Terrapins (2-0)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Xfinity Center)

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The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers and Maryland Terrapins meet Sunday in college basketball action at the XFINITY Center.

The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers look for another win after beating Morgan State in their opener. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers are averaging 62 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 55 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Jalen Gibbs is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Damian Chong Qui is averaging 13 points and six rebounds. Malik Jefferson is the third double-digit scorer and Nana Opoku is grabbing three rebounds. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers are shooting 18.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers are allowing 16.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

The Maryland Terrapins look for a win to start 3-0 for the seventh straight season. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 83.5 points on 56.1 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Eric Ayala is averaging 17 points and four rebounds while Darryl Morsell is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Gain Smith is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

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The Mountaineers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Terrapins are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 road games. The over is 7-1 in Terrapins last 8 overall.

The Maryland Terrapins are obviously the better team here, but there is potential for a letdown given the opponent, especially when this is one of the bigger games of the season for the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers. Also, Mount St. Mary's is an experienced team that put up honest efforts last season against Georgetown, Washington and Kentucky. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers actually led a top-20 Washington team last season with just 11 minutes to go. This isn't a pushover team.

Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers +19.5

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