NCAA hoops odds preview - Maryland vs. Virginia Tech
Maryland Terrapins vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Maryland Terrapins pay a visit to Cassell Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Hokies are 11-10 so far on the season, and 9-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Terrapins, meanwhile, are 16-6 and 7-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 10-5 and the Terrapins go 6-7 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Terrapins were listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 118 (Hokies) and the No. 21 (Terrapins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-69 result in favor of the Terrapins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terrapins rank No. 1 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.6 per game. That compares with Virginia Tech’s No. 61 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Tech is college basketball's No. 199-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Terrapins rate No. 228 with 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maryland owns the country's No. 101-rated mark, allowing 66.3 points per game on the highway. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.
Maryland was an 86-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wake Forest. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Terrapins and Demon Deacons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wake Forest was handed an 86-60 defeat on Saturday at Comcast Center.
Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 72-60 result against North Carolina on February 2. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. The Hokies endured a 72-60 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Erick Green at Dean Smith Center.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia are 3-7
After playing Wake Forest are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Terrapins at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Maryland's last 9 games on the road
Maryland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Maryland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
Maryland is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing Maryland
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia Tech's last 9 games
Virginia Tech is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Maryland home to Virginia, Sunday, February 10
Virginia Tech home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, February 9