North Carolina favored by 5 against Maryland on Saturday
Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
North Carolina will look to improve on its 11-5 record on Saturday when they host Maryland in NCAA basketball odds action at Dean Smith Center.
The Tar Heels bring a 11-5 record (8-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-3 Terrapins, who are 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Carolina go 6-8 so far and the Terrapins go 3-5.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tar Heels as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 36-rated Maryland taking on the No. 32-rated Tar Heels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-81 win for the Terrapins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terrapins rank No. 2 in NCAA Division 1 with 43.2 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Terrapins rate No. 239 with 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.
Maryland was a 51-50 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Terrapins got 10 points from Alex Len as Maryland ran past North Carolina State 51-50 on Wednesday at Comcast Center.
In their last action, North Carolina was a 77-72 winner on the road against Florida State. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. North Carolina earned a 77-72 victory over Florida State on Saturday, getting 23 points from P.J. Hairston at Tucker Center.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Boston College are 6-4
After playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After playing Florida State are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Terrapins at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games on the road
Maryland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Maryland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Maryland
North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Maryland
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Maryland home to Boston College, Tuesday, January 22
North Carolina home to Georgia Tech, Wednesday, January 23