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March 2, 12:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Maryland Terrapins vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds

19-9TEAM RECORD12-15

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Maryland Terrapins at Joel Coliseum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Demon Deacons sport records of 12-15 and 15-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Terrapins have 19-9 and 9-11-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-10 for the Demon Deacons and 10-9 for the Terrapins.

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Betting Line:
The Terrapins were listed as 1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 261-ranked Demon Deacons and the No. 31-rated Terrapins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-66 win for the Terrapins on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terrapins rank No. 4 in NCAA Division 1 with 41.3 per game. That compares with Wake Forest’s No. 250 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wake Forest is college basketball's No. 255-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Terrapins rate No. 219 with 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 104-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Maryland was a 78-68 loser on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Dez Wells scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Terrapins to a win (they lost 78-68 to Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday).

Last time out for Wake Forest, they were a 76-62 loser as they battled Florida State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Demon Deacons got 15 points from Travis McKie, but it was Florida State that prevailed in a 76-62 final on Tuesday at Tucker Center.

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing North Carolina are 7-3
After playing Georgia Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 3-7
After playing Florida State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Terrapins at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Maryland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest
Maryland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Maryland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing at home against Maryland
Wake Forest is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wake Forest's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Maryland home to North Carolina, Wednesday, March 6
Wake Forest at North Carolina State, Wednesday, March 6