The No. 9 ranked Michigan Wolverines are on the road in the Big Ten as they meet the No.17 ranked Maryland Terrapins at Xfinity Center. All-time, these two NCAA basketball programs are .500 against one another with less than a 1-point (.9 to be exact) average score differential. Going into Sunday’s game, NCAA Futures price Michigan at +1000 to win the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championship, while Maryland is listed at just +10,000 to take the tournament.
Betting Preview for the Michigan Wolverines vs. Maryland Terrapins College Basketball Game on March 3, 2019
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park Maryland
When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:45 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (25-4 Overall / 14-4 Conference)
Michigan paid no mind to Nebraska as they defeated the Cornhuskers by nearly 30-points (83-52) on Thursday as center Jon Teske led his team with 22-points and 10 rebounds. They’ll be looking to bring that ferociousness on the road against Maryland.
When the two teams met back on January 15th, the Wolverines squeaked out of a close call to close the win 68-67 (remember that all-time 1-point differential referenced in the into?). Forward Moritz Wagner was the offensive lead for Michigan in this one, putting in 18-points on 6 of 9 from the field. As a team, Michigan shot 41% from the field and 42.3% from the 3-point line, and gave up 6 turnovers to Maryland’s 12. Michigan was out-rebounded by Maryland 36-30. Teske only played 7 minutes in that game, so look for things to be much different from the center position on Sunday.
On the road so far this season, the Wolverines are 8-3 straight up (SU) and 7-4 against the spread (ATS). Michigan State is 13-11 ATS after a win.
Betting on the Maryland Terrapins (21-8 Overall / 12-6 Conference)
Maryland lost to Penn State, 78-61 on Wednesday. With guard Anthony Cowan leading his team’s scorers with just 15-points. The only other relevant offensive performance came from the bench as Aaron Wiggins added 11-points. They are not brining momentum into their weekend game against Michigan.
On that close-but-no-cigar January 15th game against the Wolverines, Cowan was much more impressive, leading all scorers (both teams) with 24-points. In fact it was an all-guards game, as Huerter added 12-points, followed by Morsell with 10-points and Nickens for 7-points. Maryland’s big men from the Big Ten will need to step up big time if they have a shot against this Sunday’s opponent. After the Penn State game, it’s not looking likely.
At home so far this season, Maryland is 15-3 SU and 9-8-1 ATS. The Terrapins are 6-1 ATS after a loss, the odds for them to cover look good, especially if you put stock into their all-time score differential against Michigan, which again, is less than 1-point.
Michigan wins, 71-69.
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