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Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 8 2020

Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 8 2020

The Maryland Terrapins just got stunned in Piscataway this week, but they still have a shot at winning the regular-season title in the Big Ten. The Michigan Wolverines, on the other hand, stand in the Terps’ way, and they will surely not make things easy for Mark Turgeon’s team. The Terps and the Wolverines are +1500 and +3900 to win the national title, respectively.

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Betting Preview for the Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins NCAA College Basketball Game on March 8 2020

Where: Xfinity Center – MD, College Park

When: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11:00 AM ET

Line: Michigan Wolverines (Odds) vs. Maryland Terrapins (Odds) – view all 2020 NCAAB lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (18-11 Overall / 9-9 Conference)

Regardless of the setting and situation, there’s never a good time for Michigan to lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes, but that’s exactly what they went through last Sunday, absorbing a 77-63 road loss to their rivals. Despite the loss, the Wolverines must have liked what they saw from Franz Wagner, who finished the game with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Zavier Simpson, the Wolverines’ leading scorer this season, chipped in 12 points, five rebounds, and seven assists, though, he also had four of Michigan’s 12 turnovers. Although they made just 44.6 percent of their field-goal attempts against Ohio State, the Wolverines remain one of the most efficient teams on offense in the Big Ten, as they have a 50.1 effective field goal percentage. Michigan averages 75.0 points and gives up 68.1 points per game.

The Wolverines, who play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the road this Thursday, are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five road games.

Betting on the Maryland Terrapins (23-7 Overall / 13-6 Conference)

The Terps are having trouble this late in the regular season. After stitching together nine wins in a row, they have lost three of four games, including last Tuesday’s 78-67 defeat at the hands of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on the road. The Terps got another double-double production from Jalen Smith, who put up 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Anthony Cowan had 19 points, If anything, Maryland’s shooting from deep was a major reason why the Terps lost. The Terrapins went just 6 of 23 from behind the arc and nailed only 38.5 percent of their shots. To bounce back, the Terps need other players not named Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan to show up. Smith and Cowan were the only ones who scored at least 10 points in the loss to Rutgers. Maryland is scoring 71.4 points and allows 64.3 points per game.

The over is 5-0 in the Terps’ last five games overall.

Writer’s Prediction

Maryland wins, 71-68.

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