The Duke Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their past five games against the Maryland Terrapins as those ACC schools get set to meet on the floor in college basketball betting action on Saturday night.
Overall Duke is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS over its past 10 games against Maryland, including an easy 84-64 win as a 11.5-point home favorite on January 26. That game turned out to be an OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.
The Blue Devils will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Terrapins are 7-9-1 ATS. Duke is 12-12 on the totals; Maryland is 7-8.
Sportsbooks such as had set the Terrapins as 5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Terrapins, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Blue Devils, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-78 victory for the Blue Devils.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 81 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 122 at 64.3 PPG. The Terrapins have been averaging 47.2% from the field, almost the same as the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duke owns the country's No. 246-rated mark, allowing 72.7 points per game on the highway. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 76 in scoring at home.
Duke won its last outing, a 73-68 result against North Carolina on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. Duke earned a 73-68 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Mason Plumlee at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Last time out for Maryland, they were an 80-69 loser as they battled Virginia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Terrapins endured an 80-69 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Dez Wells at Comcast Center.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Virginia Tech are 9-1
After playing North Carolina are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Boston College are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Blue Devils at Terrapins trends to consider:
Duke is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duke's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Maryland is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Maryland's last 12 games when playing Duke
Maryland is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Duke at Virginia Tech, Thursday, February 21
Maryland at Boston College, Tuesday, February 19