NCAA hoops odds preview - Monmouth vs. Maryland

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Dec 12, 8:00 PM | Comcast Center

Monmouth Hawks vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD8-1

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.

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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.

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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

Next up:
Monmouth home to Villanova, Saturday, December 22
Maryland home to Stony Brook, Friday, December 21