NCAA hoops odds preview - Monmouth vs. Maryland
Monmouth Hawks vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
Comcast Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Maryland Terrapins and the visiting Monmouth Hawks in college hoops action on Wednesday.
The Terrapins bring a 8-1 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-5 Hawks, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Maryland go 2-1 so far and the Hawks go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Terrapins at No. 52 and the Hawks at No. 283 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-64 result in favor of the Terrapins.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 275 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 267-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Monmouth rates No. 222 at 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Monmouth features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Monmouth was a 108-56 loser on the road against Syracuse. Monmouth was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Syracuse and falling by a 108-56 score at Carrier Dome.
Maryland won its last outing, a 61-46 result against South Carolina State on December 8. The Terrapins grabbed a 61-46 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Alex Len at Comcast Center.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Stony Brook are 1-0
After playing South Carolina State are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Hawks at Terrapins trends to consider:
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Monmouth home to Villanova, Saturday, December 22
Maryland home to Stony Brook, Friday, December 21