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Maryland vs. Michigan - 3/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan at Maryland
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 3:45 PM (EST)
Location
Xfinity Center
College Park, Maryland
The Line
Maryland Terrapins +1.5 O/U: 129.5
TV Channel
CBS
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The Michigan Wolverines and the Maryland Terrapins will match up on the college basketball court Sunday.

Michigan enters this one at 25-4 this year. The Wolverines are 3-2 in their last five games, with losses to Penn State and Michigan State mixed in with wins over Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska.

In the win over the Cornhuskers, Michigan’s lead scorer was Jon Teske with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis added 20 points with seven rebounds for the Wolverines in that one, and Isaiah Livers put up 12 points with 10 boards.

Over on the Maryland side, they’re 21-8 this season. The Terrapins are 2-2 in their last four games, with wins over Iowa and Ohio State alongside losses to Michigan and Penn State.

In the loss to the Nittany Lions, Maryland’s lead scorer was Anthony Cowan on 15 points and two rebounds. The only other Terrapins player in double-figures there was Aaron Wiggins with 11 points and five boards.

The Wolverines are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games. Michigan is 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall and 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 versus the Big Ten.

The last time these teams met up wasn’t that long ago; a 65-52 home win for the Wolverines on February 16. Maryland scored just 18 points in the first half of that one, and though they improved in the second half they couldn’t close the gap.

I don’t see this game going too differently, and it’ll be a good test for Michigan to see if they can put away a rival on the road late in the season. I’m going to stick with the Wolverines on the cover here, and it should be a must-watch affair.

Pick:
Michigan Wolverines -1.5

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