NCAA hoops odds preview - Georgia Southern vs. Maryland
Georgia Southern Eagles vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
Georgia Southern travels to Maryland on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-2 record with a victory over the Terrapins.
Maryland will face the 2-2 Eagles, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Terrapins are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 0-1 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 18.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 239-rated Georgia Southern taking on the No. 169-rated Terrapins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-67 win for the Terrapins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Maryland has the nation's No. 58-rated offensive output, at 77.5 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 161 allowing on average 65.2 PPG. The Terrapins FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.
Defensively, Georgia Southern features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Georgia Southern was a 62-46 winner on the road against Kennesaw State. The Eagles got 12 points from Cleon Roberts as Georgia Southern ran past Kennesaw State 62-46 on Wednesday at KSU Convocation Center.
Last time out for Maryland, they were an 83-74 winner as they battled Lafayette at home. Maryland earned an 83-74 victory over Lafayette on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Alex Len at Comcast Center.
Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Elon are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Lafayette are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Eagles at Terrapins trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Maryland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Maryland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern home to Elon, Wednesday, November 28
Maryland at Northwestern, Tuesday, November 27