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Can Red-Hot Jayhawks Be Stopped?

Kansas enters their Sweet 16 matchup against Maryland riding a 16 game winning streak Thursday. The Jayhawks have also gone a stellar 13-3 ATS during their winning streak, as the team has posted an average scoring margin of +14.3 points per game. Kansas will be facing a stout defense in Maryland, which has allowed just 66.3 points per game this season.

Shark Bites
  • Kansas is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS when favored by 7.0 points or fewer.
  • Maryland is 3-1 SU and ATS in their past four games against the Big 12.
  • No.1 seeds are 15-3 SU in their past 18 games against a fifth seed.

Kansas has basically cruised through the first two rounds of March Madness, with the Jayhawks winning by 26 and 12 points respectively. The senior guidance of Perry Ellis has been a big factor for Kansas, as the forward has scored 21 points in both games in the NCAA Tournament while shooting a combined 17-for-24 from the field.

After a tight first round affair against South Dakota State, Maryland put up a better, but not perfect, performance against Hawaii in the Round of 32. Though the Terps scored 73 points they couldn’t buy a three if they won the lottery, as the team went an appalling 1-for-18 from beyond the arc against the Rainbow Warriors.

Maryland Terrapins vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 32-4 and 23-11 ATS Kansas Jayhawks will face the 27-8 Maryland Terrapins, who own a 16-17-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kansas Jayhawks are 13-20-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Maryland Terrapins are 14-20-1.

This game puts the Kansas Jayhawks, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Maryland Terrapins, who rate No. 152 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Maryland Terrapins rank No. 174 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.37 per game. That compares with Kansas’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kansas is college basketball's No. 58-ranked team at 8.19 per game, while the Maryland Terrapins rate No. 103 with 7.49 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins got 24 points from Melo Trimble as Maryland ran past Hawaii 73-60 on Sunday at Spokane Arena.

Kansas earned a 73-61 victory over Connecticut on Saturday, getting 22 points from Wayne Selden, Jr. at Wells Fargo Arena.

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