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Maryland Terrapins host Virginia Cavaliers in college basketball action

Virginia CavaliersMaryland Terrapins
March 4, 2:00 PM | Comcast Center

Virginia Cavaliers vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD16-13

The visiting Cavaliers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Comcast Center against the Maryland Terrapins.

The Terrapins sit at 16-13 (11-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 21-8 (14-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Maryland is 12-12-1 OU, and Virginia is 5-19 OU.

View Virginia vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Terrapins as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 87-rated Virginia taking on the No. 163-rated Terrapins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-61 win for the Cavaliers on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cavaliers is ranked No. 280 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 69 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 260-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Virginia rates No. 286 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 56.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia was a 63-60 loser in its last match at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Mike Scott scored 28 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 63-60 against Florida State in college basketball action at John Paul Jones Arena.

In their last action, Maryland was an 88-64 loser on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. The Terrapins were hammered by North Carolina on Wednesday, losing by an 88-64 final at Dean Smith Center in college basketball betting action.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Florida State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
After playing North Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Virginia is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Maryland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Maryland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia

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