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Maryland vs. Belmont - 3/21/19 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Belmont vs. Maryland
Date & Time Thursday March 21, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)
Location
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL
The Line
Maryland -5 / over-under:
TV Channel
TRUTV
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The Belmont Bruins oppose the Maryland Terrapins in a Thursday NCAA first round college basketball matchup.

The Belmont Bruins defeated the Temple Owls 81-70 on Tuesday night in the NCAA play in game to advance to the Field of 64.

Kevin McClain carried the scoring load for the Bruins with a contest high 29 points, three yanks and four assists with Nick Muszynski adding 16 points and four pulls. 

Grayson Murphy and Michael Benkert gave Belmont nine points each while leading scorer Dylan Windler was held to five points but hauled in 14 rebounds.

The Maryland Terrapins received an ‘at-large’ invitation to the NCAA tournament after an early boot from the Big Ten playoffs by Nebraska 69-61 in the quarterfinals.

The Terrapins saw 18 points, three pulls and four helpers from Anthony Cowan Jr. with Darryl Morsell adding 14 points, three yanks and five assists. Maryland received 12 points and four boards from Eric Ayala followed by Jalen Smith with eight points and five rebounds.

Belmont Bruins are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall and are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games.

Maryland Terrapins are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and  are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games.

I was thinking the spread would be around six points but I’m looking at Belmont with Windler being much more involved offensively…

Pick:
Belmont +5

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