Michigan Wolverines (7-0) at Maryland Terrapins (6-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +1 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the XFINITY Center.
The Michigan Wolverines look for another win to build on their 7-0 record. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 82 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 36.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Livers is averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Hunger Dickinson is averaging 15.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. Franz Wagner is the third double-digit scorer and Chaundee Brown is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The Maryland Terrapins need a win after splitting their last six games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 74.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Eric Ayala is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Donta Scott is averaging 12.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Aaron Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Hakim Hart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The over is 7-3 in Wolverines last 10 road games. The over is 16-5-1 in Terrapins last 22 overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Michigan Wolverines are probably the better team here and are going to put themselves in the national title conversation if that defense holds up. However, Maryland has the offensive depth to hang in this game and is fresh off a big road win over Wisconsin. This line has also shifted in favor of the Terps, as a lot of public money is coming in on the Wolverines. In a near pick em contest, I'll lean toward Maryland and the free point at home.