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Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Preview

North Carolina Tar HeelsMaryland Terrapins
March 6, 7:00 PM | Comcast Center

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

21-8TEAM RECORD20-9

North Carolina pays a visit to Maryland on Wednesday, hoping to send the Terrapins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Comcast Center.

This season, the Terrapins are 20-9 overall and 10-11-1 ATS ATS, while the Tar Heels are 21-8 and 18-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Maryland boasts a 10-10 on the OU, and North Carolina is 12-15.

View North Carolina vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Terrapins, most recently No. 27 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tar Heels, who rate No. 38 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-78 victory for the Tar Heels.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Maryland's No. 3-rated squad against North Carolina's No. 9-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Maryland rates No. 229 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 62 nationally with 7.4 per match.

Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 252-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 79-58 winner at home against Florida State. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Tar Heels blew out Florida State on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-58 win at Dean Smith Center.

Maryland was a 67-57 winner in its last match on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Dez Wells scored 23 points leading the Terrapins to a 67-57 victory over Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Saturday.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Florida State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Tar Heels at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Maryland
North Carolina is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
North Carolina is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Maryland's last 10 games when playing North Carolina
Maryland is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
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 North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Duke, Saturday, March 9
Maryland at Virginia, Sunday, March 10