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Michigan vs. Maryland - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Maryland at Michigan
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Crisler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan -6 -- Over/Under: 128.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Maryland Terrapins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 73.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Anthony Cowan Jr. is averaging 16 points and 4.5 assists while Bruno Fernando is averaging 14.6 points and 10.7 rebounds. Jalen Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Wiggins is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Maryland Terrapins are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Maryland Terrapins have won four of their last six road games.

The Michigan Wolverines also need a win after splitting their last four games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 70.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 57.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 14.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing 5.9 assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January 9 of last year.

The Terrapins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 32-15-4 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. Big Ten and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Wolverines last 8 overall. The under is 6-2 in Terrapins last 8 overall.

The Maryland Terrapins have been very profitable on the road this season and have proven they can win in tough environments due to a defense that's allowing 38.5 percent shooting. The Michigan Wolverines have cooled off a bit, but they're still winning by an average of 15.7 points at home this season and Charles Matthews seems to have found his offensive touch again. While the trends probably favor the Terps and the points, Michigan is the far more balanced and better team. I need more points to consider Maryland in this spot. 

Pick:
Michigan -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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