Long Island Blackbirds vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
The visiting Long Island Blackbirds hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Comcast Center against the Maryland Terrapins.
The Terrapins bring a 1-1 record (2-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-2 Blackbirds, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Maryland go 1-0 so far and the Blackbirds go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Terrapins rated this week at No. 169 and the Blackbirds sitting at No. 160. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 84-71 result in favor of the Terrapins.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 197-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Blackbirds defense that ranks No. 340 at 87.5 PPG. The Terrapins field goal percentage has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the Blackbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.
Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 344-rated defense on the road, allowing 98 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.
Long Island was a 98-94 loser in its last match on the road against Lafayette. Long Island got 25 points and 11 rebounds from Jamal Olasewere in a losing cause in their 98-94 loss to Lafayette on Monday.
Last time out for Maryland, they were a 67-45 winner as they battled Morehead State at home. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Maryland cruised to victory on Monday, running Morehead State out of the gym and running up a 67-45 score at Comcast Center.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-2
Before playing Lafayette are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Blackbirds at Terrapins trends to consider:
Maryland is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Maryland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Long Island at Kentucky, Friday, November 23
Maryland home to Lafayette, Tuesday, November 20