Terrapins tip off against the Eagles
The Boston College Eagles will be looking to pay off against the Maryland Terrapins once again on Thursday night as those schools hit the floor together at the Silvio O. Conte Forum.
Maryland and Boston College met twice last season, with the teams splitting the SU results 1-1 but the Eagles managing to cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks in both of the contests. Both of those matchups turned into UNDER results.
Boston College will face the 5-4 Terrapins, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Terrapins are 4-3 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Boston College sat as 1-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 219-rated Eagles and the No. 60-ranked Terrapins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Maryland was a 77-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against George Washington. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Dez Wells scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Terrapins to a win (they lost 77-75 to George Washington at Verizon Center on Sunday).
Boston College was a 78-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against USC. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Boston College suffered a 78-62 loss against USC on Sunday, getting 13 points from Ryan Anderson in a losing effort at Galen Center.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston College's No. 98-ranked scoring average of 76.44 PPG, against a Terrapins defense rated No. 48 and allowing 65.33 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.34% to date this season, more than the Terrapins shooters have managed so far (44.3% per game).
Maryland home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, December 14th
Boston College at Philadelphia, Sunday, December 15th