ACC Tournament - Maryland Terrapins vs Tar Heels College Hoops Game Preview
Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Maryland Terrapins at Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
This is a conference playoff game in the ACC Tournament. Greensboro Coliseum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
North Carolina will face the 22-11 Terrapins, who own a 13-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 13-17 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Terrapins are 12-12 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 34 (Tar Heels) and the No. 28 (Terrapins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-77 result in favor of the Tar Heels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Terrapins is ranked No. 3 in NCAA hoops at 40.8 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 13 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 62-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Maryland rates No. 219 at 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 86-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
Maryland was an 83-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Duke. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Maryland got 30 points from Dez Wells en route to an 83-74 victory over Duke on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Last time out for North Carolina, they were an 83-62 winner as they battled Florida State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. North Carolina cruised to victory on Friday, running Florida State out of the gym and running up an 83-62 score at Greensboro Coliseum.