Fresh off an upset win over the Duke Blue Devils, the N.C. State Wolfpack will be on the road at the Comcast Center on Wednesday night looking to pay off against the Maryland Terrapins.
The Wolfpack beat the Terrapins 79-74 when the schools met last season, but they didn't manage to cover the 11.5-point spread at home in that contest. Overall Maryland is 4-1 both SU and ATS over their past five games against N.C. State dating back to 2010.
The Wolfpack will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 8-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Terrapins are 5-4 ATS. North Carolina State is 9-4-1 against the total, while Maryland is 3-4 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 40-rated North Carolina State taking on the No. 36-rated Terrapins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-83 win for the Terrapins on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolfpack is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 5 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 223-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while North Carolina State rates No. 257 at 5.2 per game.
Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Carolina State was an 84-76 winner at home against Duke. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. C.J. Leslie scored 25 points for North Carolina State on Saturday, leading the Wolfpack to an 84-76 win over Duke at PNC Arena.
Maryland was a 54-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Terrapins endured a 54-47 loss at the hands of the Hurricanes on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Dez Wells at BankUnited Center.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 4-6
After playing Duke are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Wolfpack at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Maryland
North Carolina State is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
North Carolina State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games on the road
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
Maryland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Maryland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing North Carolina State
Maryland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
North Carolina State home to Clemson, Sunday, January 20
Maryland at North Carolina, Saturday, January 19